Alli Larkin to Des Moines
Blessed are we that live fluoride free, that is if we stay home.
For me it is if I stay within King County Water District 54 where
I serve as President for the Board of Commissioners. Since we were
established in 1937, the water we deliver to our ratepayers is,
and always has been, chlorine and fluoride free. (Meeting frequent
But now we are under attack, and it makes me relate personally
to the Wisconsin 14. KCWD 54′s 50 year Franchise Agreement with the
City of Des Moines expired Feb. 11, 2011, just as KCWD 54 was ready
to go to bid on a major project, driven by the City of Des Moines in the
hopes of attracting major developers and putting about half the cost on the
ratepayers. The City choosing not to renew the agreement, with minor legal changes,
sent us their Draft Prospal for a new Franchise Agreement. I WILL NOT SIGN IT!
Nor will the other Commisioners. It does not benefit the water district or the ratepayers.
Just the City, and that is plain wrong.
Our next step is for KCWD 54 Commissioner John Rayback to schedule a meeting with
Des Moines City Officials, and our attorneys. Hopefully they will come out with a Franchise
Agreement that is equitable for all. If not, we are prepared to do what needs to
be done to continue serving the ratepayers of KCWD 54 to the chemical-drug free
water that we have for 3/4′s of a century.
I will post updates here as they happen.