Let's do a little comparison on Measure W, Yes Verses No.
How much is the water system worth?
Yes: The city has an appraisal by a state licensed appraiser for $55 million.
No: Golden State Water paid a retired Ph.D. a large sum of money to say that it is worth at least $200 million. They also paid an engineering firm to come up with a total replacement price of nearly $223 million.
Apple$ v$ Orange$: That is like purchasing a new car for $55,000.00 v$ going to the parts department and ordering it one piece at a time then hiring a mechanic to assemble it, for four times the price.
Who should run the water system?
Yes: The city will run it with transparency by elected officials.
No: GSW uses well-paid executives who answer to shareholders, not you.
Apples$ v$ Orange$: Wouldn’t you rather own your home? In doing so, you know how much your payments will be for the next 30 years and you can set your budget as such. While renting may be less expensive for the moment, there is no guarantee it will stay so. Your landlord can raise the rent at any time or sell to someone outside the area or country. In a short time, you would probably be paying far more than if you has purchased your own home.
Who is paying for Measure W?
Yes: With over 1,300 endorsers, local residents have donated $29,623.00 as of Oct. 184.
No: Eight individuals From Claremont have endorsed No and G$W anted up $367,556.34 up to Oct. 18.
Apple$ v$ Orange$: Residents of Claremont have donated 8 cents to every dollar of rate money that G$W threw into the No Measure. None of the eight endorsers for No have donates a single dollar to the cause.
— Bill Buehler, Treasurer, Claremont FLOW