Protesters blast 82 percent rate-hike plan for Surprise water
Surprise citizens chanted "No! No!" to a proposed rate increase requested by Arizona American Water during a protest at Surprise Stadium Tuesday night. The protest was organized by the Surprise City Council and was attended well by the Sun City Grand community, an intervener in the case being processed by the Arizona Coporation Comission.
Sun City Grand Executive Director Mitizi Mills speaks during a protest called by the Surprise City Council Tuesday night. Citizens gathered at Surprise Stadium to express their disapproval of a 83 percent increase on water rates requested by Arizona American Water to the Arizona Corporation Comission.
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt points to the crowd gathered at Surprise Stadium Tuesday night, saying they are the only thing stopping Arizona American Water from implementing a 83 percent rate increase. The City Council called for a protest Tuesday night to express the city's disapproval of the increase.
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