The DA said the petition would soon be presented to the city’s council to justify the lowering of the proposed tariffs. The proposed 2019/20 tariff increases is 15% for water and 14.4% for electricity.
Sanitation and refuse are both expected to increase by 9.9%.
“Clearly, the proposals are against the wishes of the people. We have had more than 2500 people signing the online petition, and dozens more have signed hard copies.
“During a public signing, I had people come from far and wide during their lunch break to sign the petition, which shows the frustration of people,” said Martin Meyer, ward councillor in Morningside.