On August 31, 2021 the City Council set the ballot titles for the Charter Amendments. These titles are completely misleading in order to get the public to vote against them.
The public was not allowed to comment at the meeting!
You can read the full text of the Charter Amendments on the Resource page – Text of the Amendments. These amendments 17-9 and 17-10 are what would be added to the City Charter, not the city’s erroneous description of them in ballot questions 2G and 2H.
The charter amendments do not require special elections. Surface water can be purchased any day of the year. It is only the purchase of substandard water like groundwater or recycled wastewater that would require a vote. And any sale of our existing water rights, many with historical priorities, or water facilities should be discussed and voted on by the public.
Let Your Voice Be Heard! It’s Your Water!
Just Hold Your Nose and Vote Yes on Ballot Questions 2G and 2H.