Why Did Pswid Budget Meetings Exclude The Public?



At the May 19 Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) board meeting, board members approved the proposed 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.

Water users in the district can breathe easy as there was no mention of water rate changes. Unfortunately, property owners will once again experience a PSWID property tax increase. A copy of the budget can be obtained at the PSWID office. As required by Arizona Revised Statutes, the budget will also be printed in the Payson Roundup every Tuesday and Friday up to the June 23 meeting. Please take the time to review the proposed budget and send in any questions you have about the proposed budget to PSWID.

At the present time I request that PSWID explain why meetings to discuss the 2011-2012 fiscal budget were held in a manner that excluded the public from attending the meetings?

Bernice E. Winandy



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