Backers say the money is needed to replace aging pipelines and prevent spills. But Councilwoman Jan Perry says the rate plan, to be imposed over five years, is too burdensome in a weak economy.
Los Angeles' top budget officials are calling for a five-year package of sewer fee increases totaling nearly 40%, a proposal that at least one council member says is badly timed, given the financial pressures on households and businesses.
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