Want $100? Head over to Haduken.com where Max Power has picked up on Scott Burger & the Green Party’s revolt against Richmond’s regressive “water tax.” Burger is offering $100 to anyone who can find any city in the US (I wonder if counties or other municipalities count?) that “has amore[sic.] regressive minimum water and sewer rate than Richmond’s.”

Read the original post and excellent discussion here.
Follow-up post and discussion here.

I wholeheartedly endorse the Green Party’s call to reduce the minimum water and sewer rates in the city. This is both an environmental issue and a social justice issue; our current fees discourage conservation and place an undue burden on our poorer residents.