Thursday, April 28, 2022

Schipske Responds to Snarky Letter to the editor of Grunion

 Yes, I read former City Attorney Bob Shannon’s attack on me in the Grunion Gazette.

Keep in mind, this is the same former City Attorney who gave the wrong advice to the City Council which cost the City $16.6 million for an illegal telephone tax and $12 million for an illegal water pipeline fee placed on water bills.  (He forgot to mention I argued against these taxes while I was on the City Council.)

He is also the current President of the Water Board and stayed silent as the City Council pushed a 12% surcharge on water rates. Thanks to the legal team I assembled, the courts have ruled the surcharge is illegal. Mr. Shannon and his Board now claim they need the other millions of dollars taken from the ratepayers. 

The City Charter requires the Water Board to only transfer funds that are not needed for the operation of the Water Department. So why did they transfer the money to the City if it was needed???

The former City Attorney and the special interests supporting my opponent are scared I will win and change the way City Hall operates.

With the support of the voters on June 7th, I will bring that change.

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