Tag Archives: T. Paul Robbins

Monday, September 25, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Utility fixing Customer Assistance Program

Last week, after City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, longtime Austin environmental advocate and Austin Energy critic Paul Robbins had something to celebrate. Robbins had been asking Council to reform Austin Energy’s Customer Assistance Program since 2014 and…

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Vultures everywhere

Reply all … Over the weekend, Public Safety Commissioner Mike Levy put Austin Neighborhoods Council President Mary Ingle on blast over the upcoming transportation bond election. It all started last week, when ANC held a panel on the upcoming bonds.…

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Some AE panelists reject all manager finalists

Three of eight members of an informal citizen advisory group that was created by Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members Leslie Pool and Sheri Gallo to weigh in on finalists for the Austin Energy general manager job have indicated…

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Pool proposes changes to rules for lobbyists

If City Council Member Leslie Pool and her cadre of ethics reformers have their way, any number of people who are currently working to persuade city officials to take action, or not, will have to register under a revised city…

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Austin Energy to tighten up collections

City Council on Tuesday put its stamp of approval on a compromise between Austin Energy staff and advocates for low-income customers that both sides hope will help reduce the amount of bad debt owed to the utility.Austin Energy places the…

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

AE low-income program comes at a high cost

Though there is a push to increase some parts of Austin Energy’s low-income weatherization program, there is at least one part of that program that no one was clamoring to save at Wednesday’s budget session.Activist Paul Robbins started the conversation…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Bill McCann

EUC backs plan to shift all franchise fees to suburban customers

For months, consumer watchdog Paul Robbins has been pushing a proposal to have suburban customers of Austin Energy pay the total cost of franchise fees that the utility pays to six suburban municipalities for use of public rights-of-way in those…

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