All posts tagged "doug vagim"
Fresno water rate referendum headed for ballot
Fresno residents will have the final say on the city’s controversial plan to double water rates in the coming years. On Tuesday, election officials certified that the petition drive spearheaded by former Fresno County Supervisor Doug Vagim...
- Posted July 11, 2014
Fresno taxpayers submit signatures for water rate referendum
A group of Fresno taxpayers, who’ve been thwarted at every turn by city leaders, has submitted thousands of signatures to qualify a water rate referendum for the November ballot. On Tuesday morning, the group Citizens of Lower Water Bills...
- Posted June 26, 2014
City of Fresno spent “more than we expected” on water rate lawsuits
The City of Fresno says that the $232,000 it’s spent to fight a water rate referendum is “more than we expected.” “These costs have become more than we expected because a court has yet to rule on the primary...
- Posted May 22, 2014
Exclusive: Fresno spends $232,000 in taxpayer funds on water rate lawsuits
Nearly a quarter million dollars in taxpayer funds has been spent by the City of Fresno in its ongoing lawsuits to keep a water rate referendum off the ballot, a CalNewsroom.com investigation has revealed. As of May 6, the city has spent $232,254.28 to sue a...
- Posted May 21, 2014
Latest fundraising email from Ashley Swearengin campaign for State Controller
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is asking supporters to donate to her campaign for State Controller. In an email sent on May 17 , Swearengin encouraged her supporters to help her meet an upcoming campaign finance reporting deadline. “Tonight...
- Posted May 20, 2014
Fresno Complies with Court Order, Issues Water Petition Title & Summary
Fresno officials have raised water rates, sued taxpayers and frivolously appealed a lower court ruling. Now, you can add ballot bias to the list. The city of Fresno, which sued a group of taxpayers in an unsuccessful maneuver...
- Posted January 23, 2014
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Raises Water Rates, Then Sues Taxpayers
Fresno residents could see their water rates double, and in the process, all Californians could see their petition powers diminished, if a state appellate court doesn’t act quickly on a lawsuit to stop strong-arm tactics by the city of...
- Posted January 14, 2014