EVMWD defers rate increase

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The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District postponed its planned rate increase. Due to the normal EVMWD board meeting date of the fourth Thursday of the month being on Thanksgiving, the district’s second November board meeting was held Nov. 24. A 5-0 vote that day deferred the planned increases from Jan. 1, 2021, to April 1, 2021. “We’re kind of taking this three months at a time to see what’s happening to our economy,” board member Harvey Ryan said. In August 2019, the district adopted a two-year operating and capital budget. A Proposition 218 hearing was also held, and new rates were adopted. In November 1996, the state’s voters passed Proposition 218, which requires a public vote on benefit assessments. Proposition 218 exempts water and sewer rate increases if a c
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