Tucson Ghost Giraffe suggests picking a fight with Catalina Foothills residentsby Hugh Holub on Sep. 11, 2011, under politics
Hi. I am Tucson’s Ghost Giraffe. I’m haunting the City of Tucson’s government.
One of the things that fascinated me was all those people living in the Catalina Foothills out in the County who complain a lot about Tucson but won’t annex into the city limits. If they don’t want to annex into the city than they should shut up about Tucson’s politics.
According to my jungle drum sources, if all the Catalina Foothills were to annex into the city of Tucson, that would give the Republians a majority of voters in the city. Thinks what could happen then. Especially if you are a Republican fed up with the liberal Democratic agenda downtown.
But did you know you pay the same water rates inside Tucson as the foothills people do? Now most cities charge 25% or even 50% more for their water utility service outside their city limits as an inducment to annex into their city. How come Tucson gives foothills residents the same water rates as in-city residents? Are they afraid of them?
We need a really good fight between the flatlanders and the hill people here so I propose Tucson raise its water rates 50% to Catalina Foothils residents. Make those rich people who look down on Tucson pay more for water…or they can annex into the city and take over city government…their choice. Tucson’s liberals could soak the rich here.
One of the reason higher water rates are justified to foothills residents is because they are not in the city, Tucson does not get state revenue share for the people out there, and they don’t pay city property taxes. Inside the city water customers generate state revenue share to the city. Plus I heard the law says cities can charge more for water to people outside their city limits.
So what do you think?
Should the Foothills resident get a break on their water bills?
Or should Tucson raise water rates in the Catalina Foothills by 50%
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