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    Many seats were left empty at the Fresno City Council chambers during a public hearing held to address concerns for a possible water rate increase on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013 in Fresno Calif. According to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin the increase in rates is to help upgrade the infrastructure and help replenish the aquifer and the public hearing is one of the first steps. But most of the people speaking at the hearing were against the rate increase.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Loran Harding, against the proposed water rate increase, addresses the council suggesting a plan to expand the current northeast water plant and halt the construction of the proposed southwest water plant during a public hearing held at Fresno City Hall addresses concerns for a possible water rate increase on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013 in Fresno Calif. According to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin the increase in rates is to help upgrade the infrastructure and help replenish the aquifer and the public hearing is one of the first steps. But most of the people speaking at the hearing were against the rate increase.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Don Winton, third from left, talks to Dewayne Hill, right, each holding literature against the proposed rate increase before the start of a public hearing held at Fresno City Hall on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013 in Fresno Calif. According to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin the increase in rates is to help upgrade the infrastructure and help replenish the aquifer and the public hearing is one of the first steps. But most of the people speaking at the hearing were against the rate increase.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • WATER RATES
    Anne Juri, top, denounces the proposed water rate increase during a public hearing held at Fresno City Hall on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013 in Fresno Calif. According to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin the increase in rates is to help upgrade the infrastructure and help replenish the aquifer and the public hearing is one of the first steps. But most of the people speaking at the hearing were against the rate increase.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • WATER RATES
    A box reserved for protest letters against the proposed water rate increase is seen next to the lectern during a public hearing held at Fresno City Hall addresses concerns for a possible water rate increase on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013 in Fresno Calif. According to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin the increase in rates is to help upgrade the infrastructure and help replenish the aquifer and the public hearing is one of the first steps. But most of the people speaking at the hearing were against the rate increase.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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