|Brockton police giving thumbs up for peaceful protest|
City Councilors Michelle Dubois and Thomas Brophy were there along with several other political leaders from the Brockton Area. The rally began about 3:30 with Ayanna Cato telling a little bit about her story with the $100,000 water bill she received and then informing residents about the group that is forming and signing their names for future contact. Ms.Cato talk about the Brockton Water Rally sheet informing residents what else they can do to help change the current procedures that the Brockton water department is using.
Overall you got a sense of frustrations from the residents. They were paying their bills and when they received the huge bills called or even went to the water department and got very little help or any real explanation as to why their bills are so high. Every thing has been blamed from leaky water faucets and toilets, to huge tree's growing outside people's house's to even don't run the water when you brush your teeth, even though this gentleman wears denture's.
|Crowd starts to gather as rally begins|
Residents are willing to accept that there is a huge mess at the water department and are agreeable to going back one year to collect, but they still can't explained as to how they got their numbers. Again how did they take a $12,000 bill and lower it to $4,700 without any explanations. The next meeting is on September 7th at 7pm in City Hall. Residents are asked to show support in this because they are asking for an audit of the department which is badly needed. Before the audit, action needs to be taken by our leaders to stop all the liens and interest and take back the bills that have been placed on resident's mortgage's.
|Marianne and Ayanna setting up for the Rally|
|Condo association get results|
|Brockton resident who has water billing problems|
|Water bills don't add up|
|City Councilor Michelle Dubois|
|Media starting to set up at Water rally|
|Start of the first speakers|
|Paul Taylor shows his support for Brockton residents|
|Robert Ford speaking at the rally|
|Patrick Quinn from the water commission|
|Amy Littlefield of the Enterprise and Robert Ford|
|Residents making a change|
|Who says you cant fight City Hall|