All posts tagged "Fresno County Supervisor Doug Vagim"
Brulte’s Fables: Ashley Swearengin stings California Republicans
Ashley Swearengin, like the scorpion that stung the frog, can’t seem to help herself. This weekend, the divisive mayor of Fresno added California Republicans to the long list of people she can’t get along with — turning...
- Posted September 21, 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
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
Appeals Court Orders Fresno to Issue Ballot Title for Water Rate Petition
A panel of three appellate justices unanimously ordered the city of Fresno to issue a ballot title and summary to a taxpayer group seeking to overturn the city’s controversial new water rate hike. In a Thursday ruling, the 5th...
- Posted January 17, 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