Water customers confront Buckeye city leaders after decade old article surfaces

Posted at 7:33 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 22:32:42-05

The article was published by the West Valley View nearly 12 years ago and some say it's brought a major case of déjà vu.

Jeff Hancock found the article while mounting his effort to recall Mayor Jackie Meck.

In a prominent front page spot, then City Councilman Meck is seen holding up a water bill and quoted regarding the bill and needing resolution and answers.

That was September, 2005.

Fast forward to 2017, hundreds of Buckeye residents are coming forward to complain of high water bills.

Hancock says it clearly shows there's been a history of problems with the city and as far as he's concerned, the Buckeye water woes begin and end with the Mayor.

"When you have a problem at work, who do you go to?" said Hancock.

"The man in charge. I went to the mayor, numerous times, and they have not really done anything, in my opinion, because still today, there are people getting high water bills, getting billed double," added Hancock.

Hancock printed out copies of the article and hand-delivered them to the city council Tuesday night.

Hancock says he was given a one time credit for his water bill, which was around $500 dollars.

There is a Mayoral recall meeting for set for Saturday at the Buckeye Aqua Center at 12 p.m. 

So far, the recall effort has collected 1,500 signatures of the approximately 1,700 needed to force a recall election.