We aren’t reporters, but we will pass on what we can about proposed electric rate increases. Here are the slides that were presented to the public on Monday, Jan. 9th in a public meeting in city hall. It is an outline of the reasons for a 2.75% increase in electric rate.
The upshot of that meeting was people were questioning whether the increase was actually going toward install of Google Fiber. That was flatly denied. Personally, I didn’t know they could be related.
This evening, the staff of Hsv Utilities addressed city council formally. ( They met with individual members of city council last fall, according to the presentation.) We didn’t tune in on Hsv TV; if you did, please fill us in.
The topic of increased rates is critical for some people. Every neighbor can contribute one dollar a month for a fund to offset costs for residents. And people over 62 can apply for assistance. If there is hardship, please don’t hesitate to call the Utility Company:
This topic leads me to wonder if anyone in our service area is playing Sim City. How do we set up a NE Hsv simulation? It may be a fun way to understand what city council, mayor, and utility companies negotiate.