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City should reverse all late fees for late payments

Editor, Ceres Courier,

Going to the City Council with a problem is like running into a block wall.

It doesn’t take a genius to know it does not take the post office in Ceres eight to nine days to get a payment to Suisun city for the Ceres utility bill. 

I’m just plain tired of being lied to or just being put off as if I don’t know what I’m talking about.

It is my personal opinion that the city owes everybody who got a late charge in the last two months a refund. If the government is going to step in and pay the water bill for people who couldn’t pay their water bill during COVID then the least they can do is forgive the late charges for the Ceres residents for the last two months since the city claims it was the post office‘s fault.

If the city is going to blow smoke up somebody’s rear they should make sure it’s not somebody that’s gonna fight back.

I have spoken to the council person for my district and I’m really hoping that he will look into this and find out if it’s really to the city’s advantage to be farming out collecting the utility bills.

No matter what options are there will still be people like me that pay through the mail.

City Council needs to do the right thing.

I really don’t understand why the city thought refunding my late fee would end my discontent with the circumstances.

Shirley Rogers,


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