Category Archives: Water

Water rate study session tonight at 7:00 pm

The Water Rate Ad-Hoc Committee will hold a study session this evening at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Fullerton Public Library, 353 West Commonwealth Avenue (see map below). All ratepayers (Fullerton residents) are invited to attend tonight’s meeting … Continue reading

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California’s boondoggles threaten property owners and taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | One would hope that with the profound foolishness associated with California’s infamous High Speed Rail (HSR) project that our elected leadership would have learned a thing or two. But this is California. Because we do things … Continue reading

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Push for drinking water tax dies in the Legislature — for now

UPDATE on Thursday’s call to action to stop a new tax on water, SB 845. According to a story in the Sacramento Bee by reporter Taryn Luna, the tax died in the Legislature yesterday. But it will be back. “I … Continue reading

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Stop Gov. Brown’s sleazy last-minute Delta tunnels bid

Hearing this morning would enable extending the state’s water contracts for 50 years without a single vote Editorial, San Jose Mercury News | In what would be the sleaziest maneuver of Jerry Brown’s tenure, a legislative committee suddenly has rescheduled a … Continue reading

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Call the state capitol now to stop the tax on our drinking water

This morning the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent out the following email call to action to its members and subscribers: The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water: Senate Bill 845. This measure has already … Continue reading

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The real story behind Sacramento’s push for tax hikes: pension red ink

Editorial, San Diego Union-Tribune | Two bold proposals to increase both taxes and what can be taxed illustrate how California’s elected leaders are failing to be honest with voters about the nature of the budget problems facing the state. The … Continue reading

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California’s leaky bucket theory of public improvement

By Jon Coupal | Unfortunately, Californians have come to expect significant levels of waste and incompetence when it comes to government programs. Just last week, we learned that the “new” $290 million computer system for the California Department of Tax … Continue reading

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Loss of local control a big issue in new water tax fight

By Jon Coupal | Throughout his tenure as governor, Jerry Brown has consistently pursued new revenue for transportation, housing and water. The Legislature, whose default reaction to any problem is to raise taxes on middle-class Californians, has only been too … Continue reading

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June 2nd Fullerton City Council Meeting Results

By Barry Levinson | They are considering three options to reduce the water loss at Laguna Lake. However, the only action taken on Laguna Lake at the last regular meeting on June 2 was to approve a consultant contract to … Continue reading

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The draining of Laguna Lake is on tonight’s council agenda

By Barry Levinson | Laguna Lake is Item #3 on tonight’s city council meeting agenda. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. There are two things I hope we can accomplish by showing up en masse and letting our council know … Continue reading

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