Release of #Ottcity Water Rate study requested of Mayor Watson

Release of #Ottcity Water Rate study requested of Mayor Watson
Posted on May 7, 2014 | William (Bill) Toms | Written on April 30, 2014
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

Its been over a month since I wrote this letter. I have not received a response as of yet.

Dear Mayor Watson,

I would like to seek your assistance in obtaining information about water rate options in Ottawa.

In particular... Would it be possible for the City of Ottawa release a study without requiring a formal Access to Information request? The study was done at the taxpayer's expense for the City by a US based company Raftelis: http://www.raftelis.com/experience/case-studies/city-of-Ottawa

I believe that the problems/issues with our current water rate structure have not changed materially since the study was completed several years ago.

Perhaps Ottawa needs to revisit the water rate issue and/or have Mr. Hughes review the key recommendations?  I noticed that our current water rate structure has once again put us into a deficit position already this year.

Water rates may also be of interest to the ESAC where Councillor Moffatt is a member.  Councillor Hume is quite knowledgeable about this issue from his time as Chair of PEC.

Thank you for considering my request.

Bill Toms

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BA (Honours Economics) MA York University
Federal Public Servant for 33 years at National Energy Board, Energy Mines & Resources (NRCAN), Bureau of Competition Policy, Environment Canada and Finance Canada... More

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Let us know if and when you get a response, Bill. Thanks for sharing.