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Let’s hear from the ratepayers only | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

July 7, 2013 · Updated 11:08 AM
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To the editor:

I find it extremely ironic to read opinions on the current city water utility issue being voiced by persons with absolutely no connection to the problem other than an interest in seeing the current ratepayers continuing to be overcharged to pay an unfair portion of the costs of running our city government, costs that should rightfully be shared by all of the citizens living on the Island, not just a few households that happen to be connected to the city utility system.

In addition, these same persons are giving the impression that by transferring the operation of the utility to the Kitsap Public Utility District, we are giving away some portion of our collective assets.  I am sure that the water being pumped out of the ground will remain on our island and be well utilized by Island citizens and not exported.

In the future, I would prefer reading opinions expressed by only the actual ratepayers.

I am thankful that the issue is being properly presented and pursued by some fair-minded council members.

FRED MCGINNIS

Bainbridge Island

 

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