In regard to the upcoming sewer user fee increase being proposed by the District (SMD-1). A letter was sent out by the Placer County Facilities Services Department March 21 that states that this fee increase would not be approved should more than 50 percent of the affected property owners object in writing. I believe this is in accordance with Proposition 218 that provides for that option.
It would be helpful and beneficial to those of your readers who are affected by this sewer user rate increase to understand that if they take action they can prevent the increase.
For me, the increase proposed will be a 17 percent increase from last year. Between 2007 and 2012, the sewer user fees have increased by 142 percent. Please object to this increase in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors prior to May 7th.
Jack Arns, Auburn