On reading the newspaper, it appears that the $2 billion for the water solution from the Rainy Day Fund is a dead item in the Texas Legislature, due to technicalities and points of order. Now what? The HOT funds are still not a sure thing in the Legislature and that would not be enough to pay for the project.
The only thing in our near future are higher property taxes and water rates. We need to have City Council fire everybody involved with the water project and they themselves should run it. There are cheaper ways of drilling for what we need.
I am glad to see the full-page advertisement in the newspaper (Bee-Picayune May 4 issue, titled “Proposed Projects”). What is written there is not what is on the ballot; that is why I have been writing against the supposed project. All we have gotten from the city administration are “ifs” and “maybes” but no definite plans of how to do and no exact payment plan.
You have already inserted a $4.95 to our utility bill; first, you inserted a $0.45 to our trash pickup in January 2013 as a happy new year fee without any notice. Now, we have another fee of $1 for parks, $1 for fire and $2.50 for waste management, and whether you live in the city limits or not, if you use a water meter from Beeville, you are tagged with this fee.
City residents, wake up and smell the taxes!