I am writing this letter regarding the June 29 article titled "Water rate may rise," which covers city officials' desire to increase the net rate for an average $2.35 more per month for most residents. I strongly agree with this decision.
Taking into consideration the deeper aspects of this financial problem, and taking a closer look at the city's budget situation, we find out that Glendale is truly suffering due to a bunch of problems because of the massive budget cuts from the state government. We as citizens understand that there are fixed costs to operate the various systems put into our community, and also now utilities are continuing to grapple with our suppliers who are raising their rates.
It is crystal clear that the city, the residents and the systems of delivery don't have a choice except raising the cost of the water. Also, Glendale Water & Power has commission meetings to give residents the opportunity to speak their minds and give useful suggestions regarding any problems they see.