Every Voice Counts
– The Chico Enterprise-Record's Letters to the Editor section has been and remains a valuable forum for public discussion of this issue – the one most likely to be noticed by the powers that be.
– By all means, vote no on any ballot you receive to vote on the TWD.
– Contact Butte County Board of Supervisors, Butte LAFCo Commissioners, and the Chico City Council to state your objection to the opaque and undemocratic TWD process (follow links for your district map and contact addresses).
Suggestions on what to say:
“I object that large corporate landowners who enjoy reduced property assessments under the Williamson Act have voting rights on a parcel tax, or on anything else for that matter.”
“I object that hundreds of non-landowner registered voters who live within the proposed district do not get to vote on this.”
"I object that the City of Chico has no meaningful input on the future of the groundwater that 100,000 citizens depend upon for their quality of life and the survival of the urban tree canopy."
“The Tuscan Water District organization hasn’t explained any of this to a single resident they are proposing to tax so that the groundwater can be turned over to an emerging oligarchy of water purveyors.”
"Why all the secrecy, folks?"