August 18, 1998, the Fullerton City Council voted unanimously to transfer $250,506 from the Water Fund to pay for 1/3 of the City's portion of the total cost to seismically retrofit the PD and City Hall.
Plenty of people raised valid questions and yet the resolution passed after Administrative Services Director Meyer noted that the Water Department uses office space at City Hall.
This transfer was in addition to the 10% water tax of $1,408,961 for FY1997-1998!
But wait! Wasn't the franchise fee supposed to cover costs associated with the Water Department's use of office space at City Hall?
We just got taxed twice.