Debate on Fresno's water rate hike gets heated

Fresno Water
December 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The city of Fresno is holding two open houses to hear from the public about the water issue.

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The mayor said the city's aging plants need an upgrade to ensure clean water for future generations. City leaders believe construction of a new facility will also pump up production. The plan comes with a more than $400 million price tag.

Council members have approved a monthly rate hike. Mayor Swerengin believes it's a necessary increase, but opponents say it's too expensive for residents.

Opponents are heading to court to pave the way for a ballot measure so residents can vote on an increase.

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The city of Fresno is holding two open houses to hear from the public about the water issue.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Foyer of New Exhibit Hall
848 M Street
5-7 p.m.
Parking will be free in downtown for this open house.

Friday, Dec. 13
Silver Dollar Hofbrau
333 E. Shaw Avenue
Noon-1:30 p.m.


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