DeMaio Skipped Discussion He Now Wants
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Voice of San Diego
by Liam Dillon
December 15, 2011
San Diego's water billing system has problems. City Councilman Carl DeMaio wanted to do something about it. In the wake of the latest news story on residents' frustrations, DeMaio, who's also running for mayor, asked colleague David Alvarez this week to hold a committee hearing on the issue.
"As elected leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that taxpayers and ratepayers receive the level of customer service that they deserve, and we are currently not measuring up," DeMaio said in a Tuesday memo to Alvarez.
Yesterday, Alvarez declined DeMaio's request. Why? Because Alvarez, who chairs the natural resources committee, already held a hearing on the water billing problems last month.