Rainbow MWD opposes pension increase


Last updated 9/24/2009 at Noon

The Rainbow Municipal Water District (Rainbow MWD) has taken a position opposing the planned increase in employee pensions by the regional water supplier, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

In a letter to MWD Board Chairman Timothy Brick, Rainbow Board President Rua Petty pointed out that as a result of MWD’s mandatory 30-percent water cuts for agricultural customers and recent double-digit rate increases for all ratepayers, Rainbow customers have endured significant financial hardship.

“The public perception of a 25-percent spike in retirement benefits concurre...

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