Saturday, March 17, 2007

Water rate increase passes

While the Detroit City council passed a rate increase, the Water Affordability Plan supported by Greens and others was underfunded by 50%, getting only 2.5 instead of $5 Million. It appears that a 30 day amnesty period and a reduction in the increase to Detroit residents swayed the council who had rejected the plan twice previously.

UPDATE: From the Michigan Citizen: "A treacherous stab in the back," said Michigan Welfare Rights Organization leader Maureen Taylor. More here.

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