Re "Developers ready to go" (Page A1, June 10): It was ironic to see the spin justifying the bait and switch on water. Measure W passed based on the assurance that current residents would not see their existing water supply diverted to development and that public schools would not be impacted.
The anticipated "savings" from conservation is the result of very high water rates. With a flat rate, many residents paid $22 a month. With meters the rates went up significantly. My own water bill, despite drip systems and a minimal lawn, was $104. Therefore, current residents are subsidizing new development.
The developers saved $200 million and the rest of us saw our water bills go up. New development does not pay its way as the cost of services will exceed the revenue from property taxes. I doubt that 300 acres of parks will materialize. It is always an uphill battle to get trails and bike paths, too.
-- Sara A. Myers, Folsom