By John Glidden
A Vallejo school board trustee believes the city council doesn’t care about the impact a proposed water rate increase will have on the school district.
During the March 14 Vallejo City Unified School District board meeting, trustee Burky Worel made his comments while Martin Querin, the city’s assistant public works director for water, made a presentation.
The school district currently pays $493,261 annually for water. Under the proposed increase, that rate will jump to $1,201,376 annually by 2020.
Worel expressed anger toward the proposed increase.
“The city is trying to take money from the school district,” he explained to Querin. “The city council does not care.”