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Cynical disregard for people

By From page A11 | March 20, 2014

I have watched in dismay as my water bills have climbed over the years, even as I redouble my conservation efforts every year.

The city of Vallejo has, through a series of cynical decisions over several decades, squandered the abundance of three lakes and a viable water system, leaving us with a set of leaky pipes and unused resources. The history of this saga is complex and daunting, but the result is straightforward; the city of Vallejo is treating a small group of citizens with considerable disrespect and is holding our water, our most important resource, hostage to their belief that such a small group of people could be ignored.

Their assumption has left us with no choice but to take our concerns to the courts.

I encourage anyone with a healthy cynicism for a government’s disregard of its citizenry to watch this saga unfold and offer support and encouragement to this small group as it takes on Goliath in service of our most important resource; water.

Pat Howard

Napa

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  • MadelineMarch 20, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Go forth David aka "Pat" and I hope that stone makes a loud sound!

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  • RogerMarch 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Thank you for speaking out. You are not alone. We will not be ignored from here forward.

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