“Are they worth it?” (“Council wants a pay raise,” May 25-26):
Absolutely not. If they think they are working to hard or do not want
to do this type of work, then get out. Why should they get any more money
for what they do? They say they are working more hours. Are they? Even if
they are, they knew what they were doing when they went into this job,
and as I said before, if they don’t want the job, there are a lot of
people to take their place.
Glendale already is charging too much for energy bills that other
cities and counties don’t charge. They tack on an additional charge of
90% of your total utilities usage that you actually use and put it under
“fuel adjustment.” No other city or county does this. It is like you are
paying double what you use in utilities. And you really are. What is
this? Why isn’t this being investigated?
I am moving out of the Glendale area as soon as I can, and a lot of
other people I know are going to do the same. They rip you off and try to
hide it under “fuel adjustment.” It’s just like Gov. Davis starting to
tax “small business” a minimum of $800 if you do business here in
California, even though you are incorporated in another state. If you
don’t make a penny, he states you have to pay the $800. He started this
for the tax year 2001.
This is the first time this has happened. But he won’t let anyone know
about this. Another tax increase, but not disclosed to the public. We
have to clean up Davis’ mess, but at least he can tell the public how he
is going about taxing different groups of people. But this, he wants to
Again, why aren’t these issues being investigated and being aired by
Thanks for listening to me. But I know, as other people know, this
will be as far as this message or e-mail gets.