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Fath recovering, will return to EUC
Friday, September 22, 2017 by Jo Clifton
Anyone watching this week’s Electric Utility Commission meeting would have missed the face and sage advice of its longest-serving member, Shudde Fath. Fath, 101, was unable to attend the meeting because she had a mini-stroke following the August meeting. Fath said although she spent a week in the hospital she has been following all the goings-on at City Hall, including the entire three days of budget deliberations, on TV. Fath is at home with her daughter, Betsy, who makes sure that her mother does exercises twice a day. After this Monday’s meeting, she noted that Karen Hadden, who chairs the EUC, came by with a beautiful bouquet of red roses and a card from all the other commissioners and some members of the Austin Energy staff. Fath said she was very grateful and she plans to be back at the October meeting of the EUC. In the meantime, she is still pushing City Council to amend the city budget to give small business customers a break on their electric bills.
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