La Habra delays vote on water increase
By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal
The La Habra City Council decided to delay voting on a possible rate increase to water, sewer and refuse fees at its meeting Monday.
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Gomez urged the council to delay the vote to ensure the public had the proper notification and ability to comment on the possible increase.
He explained that due to a filing error by the city staff, the residents might not have the proper 45-day notification of the potential increase.
“It’s a matter of transparency and doing the right thing for the people of La Habra,” Gomez said.
Notification will be sent out in the next water bill as well as advertisements in local publications.
If residents would like to voice their comments about an increase they are welcome to contact and email the city. More information can be found on the city’s website.