I cannot believe our current Commissioner of Finance, Michele Madigan, voted to eliminate the water connection fee for new users to our water system. I thought we voted her in to look out for the current residents. Now the cost of finding new water sources is put squarely on the backs of current water customers.
Ken Ivins would never have done that. He realizes that taxes come in many forms, including our water bills. It is only fair that any new users pay for any expansion. When builders create new development, they are the ones who should pay to run any new pipes needed for their projects.
It astounds me that the current Commissioner of Finance cannot understand this. That is just one of the reasons why I am supporting Ken Ivins for Commissioner of Finance.
The writer is the former Commissioner of Finance.