Rancho Water board postpones rate increases until July 2021

Staff and members of the Rancho California Water District board decide to extend a deferral of rate increases within the district until July 2021 because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the virtual board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 13. Valley News/Courtesy photo
During a Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting impacted heavily by the sudden death of Danny Martin, senior vice president of Rancho California Water District, earlier in the week, the board held a moment of silence and agreed to defer rate increases toward district customers until the fiscal year 2021-2022.The move was an extension of a postponement the board approved back in March, a move Martin was thoroughly in favor of, and the deferral was set to expire in January 2021. Now, no rate increases will be considered until July 2021.“On behalf of Danny Martin, he was very proud of this, I would like to make the motion that we do no rate increase through June of 2021,” president Bill Wilson proposed.Vice president Angel Garcia seconded the motion and the proposal was passed unanimously
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