Fresno residents look to overturn water rate hike


By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog

A group of Fresno taxpayers, who’ve been thwarted at every turn by city leaders, is expected today to submit thousands of signatures to qualify a water rate referendum for the November ballot.

This morning, shortly after 10:30 a.m., the group Citizens of Lower Water Bills — Yes on Measure W will turn in thousands of signed petitions — nearly four weeks before the deadline — calling for a public vote to overturn the city’s controversial water rate hikes.

“It feels great to have the support from fellow citizens as we move forward in our attempt to get on the Nov. 2014 ballot,” said former Fresno County Supervisor Doug Vagim, who spoke exclusively with “The city did everything they could to prevent us from our goal but in the end we will prevail.”

at Cal Watchdog.