LAFCO votes to table FPUD/RMWD detachment

A news station interviews FPUD's General Manager Jack Bebee about the LAFCO vote on the detachment. Valley News/Stephani Baxter photo
After enduring skyrocketing water cost increases over the past decade from the San Diego County Water Authority, Fallbrook and Rainbow are seeking to part ways with the Authority and begin purchasing their water from the Eastern Municipal Water District. The switch is expected to save Fallbrook and Rainbow ratepayers approximately $7.6 million a year, according to an independent analysis conducted for LAFCO.Just before 4 p.m. on June 5, the San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted 5 to 3 to table the vote on the Fallbrook Public Utility District(FPUD) / Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) detachment from San Diego Water Authority until their Aug. 7, 2023 meeting.County Supervisor and LAFCO Director Jim Desmond made a motion for an "option 2" for detachme
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