BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Brighton residents have recalled their mayor after a controversy over high water rates and the firing of Brighton City Manager Philip Rodriguez. Ken Kreutzer was recalled by an overwhelming vote.
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More than 70% of voters cast a ballot for him to be recalled. Criticism fell on Kreutzer after he fired Rodriguez.READ MORE: Grand County Community Holds Moment Of Silence 1 Year After East Troublesome Fire Exploded
Rodriguez was fired after he presented to the city council a $70 million slush fund generated from overcharging water customers. Some say their water bills are $800 a month.MORE NEWS: On National Latina Equal Pay Day, Latino Worker In Colorado Shares 'Frustrating' Experiences
The Brighton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to cut water and wastewater rates. They will be reduced by 8% starting next year.