San Diego City Council votes to increase price of water

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to increase our water rates by 3%, the latest blow to already insanely high cost of living in San Diego.

The rate hike is the second time in the last two years that water rates have increased.

Since Democrats took over City Council, it seems the only ideas they have presented are to increase some form of our taxes.

Under Mayor Todd Gloria, San Diegans are paying the highest electricity rates in the country, highest rents in the country, record high taxes and a record high number of homeless people living in the city.

The Water Authority currently serves 1.4 million customers, and if 51% of households submit a complaint, the vote could be cancelled.

Some of the City Councilmembers noted that they understand it’s a tough time economically for many San Diegans, but then voted to increase water rates anyway.

KUSI’s Teresa Sardina was live at the City Council with the details.

KUSI News has reached out to Mayor Todd Gloria for comment, but our requests continue to be ignored.

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