After a discussion that lasted more than an hour, City Council voted 6-3 Thursday to pass an ordinance that will immediately increase water and sewer rates by 22.11 percent.
The ordinance will then increase rates by 7.69 percent in 2014, 7.13 percent in 2015 and 6.67 percent in 2016. After 2016, water and sewer rate increases will be based on the annual Consumer Price Index of utility maintenance and operation.
The increases will benefit the Joint Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund. Wastewater Manager Art Torrez said the city needs to generate at least $30 million in 20 Login to read more