Four steamed city councilman blasted a proposed 11.5% hike in water rates yesterday, calling it "outrageous" and "completely unnecessary."
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By eliminating the rental payment and doing a better job collecting money from water bill deadbeats, the city would need to raise water rates only 2%, said Gennaro, who was accompanied at a City Hall news conference by Councilmen Michael McMahon (D-S.I.), Vincent Ignizio (R-S.I.) and David Weprin (D-Queens). Since the city is banking on a $4.4 billion budget surplus, Ignizio added, "It's ridiculous that we are even having this conversation."
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