Fellow La Mesa residents our water and trash rates have increased.
Within the last few months notices about both increases were mailed. They indicated if enough oppositions were received these increases would not take effect.
Unfortunately not enough of us took the time to oppose these increases in writing or in person.
Helix Water District generated 64,866 notices to its customers. They only received 65 "valid" protest letters and 17 members of our community attended the meeting.
Please take the time to oppose future increases when notices are received. I find the requirements for an opposing letter are minimal compared to the long term out of pocket expense we all acquire when rates are in affect.