Oceano is taking from rate payers to pay for fire services

Oceano Community Services District, like most every little government entity, struggles financially as a matter of course. This month they look to adopt next fiscal year’s budget. The news is not good, the 2020/21 preliminary budget identifies significant issues that pre-date the current pandemic; as proposed, the sewer fund will be robbed to pay for fire department services and the water fund is in serious deficit. There is an immediate need to raise water and sewer rates. Read More …