It’s interesting the water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 2019. Four weeks after the special election. Apparently the city doesn’t want residents to be thinking about the increase water& sewer rates as they head into the special election on April 2. Wonder why??
Water and sewer rates are proposed and debated in late April/early May every single year. Nothing special to see here.
Since we are just repeating ourselves - this is the timeframe of the water/sewer rates setting every year.
I don’t see an increase mentioned anywhere in the post you are linking to. Just a mention that they will send a proposal for the next fiscal year’s rates in April/May. That has to happen every year. The rates have to be set - decrease, increase or no change. Still has to happen.