When council members ignore a public mandate in such an egregious manner, the consequences ought to be sooner, rather than later. This is how you keep elected officials accountable. A successful recall will leave a huge impression on future elected leaders for years to come, as there will be no doubt as to why those elected officials were removed.
Moreover, time is of the essence. As part of the rate increases, the council has authorized the wastewater utility to begin taking on an enormous amount of debt. Once those bonds are issued, ratepayers will be stuck paying off the new debt for 30 years. We need to act before it’s too late to undo it.