The La Crosse Tribune reports that the city council considering a proposal to raise resident's water bill by 32%. Your water bill would go up on average by $15 a month. This fee/tax hike is necessary so the city can spend more money on "capital projects" without borrowing according to Mark Johnson, city water and sewer utility manager.
$3.6 million three years ago to less than $1 million. Those reserves allow the utility to fund capital projects without borrowing, Johnson said.Johnson say the city can raise 1.2 million in revenue from this rate hike. Why does the city need more revenue? Never mind that this "revenue" is not necessary to continue to provide water services for the city. The "revenue is necessary for the city to continue to spend money it doesn't have. This is the problem with government. They can't get enough of our money! We need to remind our city council members that the city doesn't have a revenue problem, but it has a spending problem. You can email all city council members by going to this link here .