Only for ‘Stabilization’ (August 22, 2015)

This fight between Apple Valley and Ranchos Water Company is starting to get ugly. It’s better that this comes to end now because the longer this goes on the more expensive it will become. I am very skeptical that the town will be able to buy the company and its service territory for $50 million. It will likely cost much more and there will be plenty of other costs to add to the final total.

If the Town Council can only promise to stabilize rates instead of actually lowering them, then that is a bad sign from the start. Government traditionally doesn’t stay true to its projected costs so residents probably won’t end up saving much in the end anyways. Apple Valley needs to stop now before it’s too late.

Tanner Liles, Apple Valley

Source: Daily Press