Atwater City Hall has dug itself into a financial hole and has barely avoided bankruptcy. City officials pulled out all the stops by lobbying hard for a sales tax increase of 1.6 million.
But that was not enough for them. Poor management and huge employee raises requires that someone picks up the tab. I wonder who that is going to be? Now it seems that they are on a mission to bankrupt residents and saddle them with massive tax and fee increases. Its latest solution is a whopping waste collection fee of 62.7 percent coupled with an additional and sneaky automotive increase of 25 percent.
City Council, how in good conscience can you impose this unreasonable increase? Shame on you! Once more you have proven, there's no end to your incompetency.