City Council Committee To Consider Raising Sanitation Rates

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Los Angeles City Council committee delayed a vote Tuesday on whether residents should pay higher utility bills.

The committee is still expected to look at a proposal that raise sanitation rates 40 percent over the next five years.

The bill for an average family would rise from about $30 to nearly $42.

The city says it needs the extra money to modernize and maintain its aging sewer system.


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