How come Proposition 218 is being violated with the Fresno water rate increase? Residents of the city of Delano have filed a lawsuit challenging that city's decision to raise utility rates. Proposition 218 was adopted in 1996 to prevent local governments from creating and imposing taxes without taxpayer approval. Last time I checked, we didn't approve it since it was not ever brought to vote. Only town hall meetings were conducted.
Why can't we also do the same? The city looks sad as it is with withering yards and dead landscape (even city and highway property is affected). Can you imagine what it is going to look like in a year, in two years?