By John Glidden
A proposed water rate increase in Vallejo will likely not receive support from the school district.
Wednesday night the Vallejo school board called for a special Friday meeting so it could officially direct staff to submit 26 protest letters, one for each piece of district property.
If the increase is approved by the Vallejo City Council, the district will be required to pay more than $1.3 million annually for water by 2020, according to a Vallejo City Unified School District staff report. Currently, the district pays over $500,000 annually.
The money would come from the district’s general fund, district staff said.
The harshest critic of the increase has been VCUSD Trustee Burky Worel, who contends the city council “could care less” about the district.