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Have something to say about Austin Energy rate changes? Now’s the time to weigh in.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
As the Monitor has been reporting, the city is reviewing the amount that Austin Energy charges customers. Currently, the plan will raise rates for residential customers, but that won’t happen until City Council approves the changes. That vote, which is scheduled for Dec. 1, will take place after a series of discussions and opportunities for public testimony. According to a message board post from Council Member Leslie Pool’s office, the work sessions, public hearings and votes are scheduled for:
• Nov. 1, 9 a.m., City Council work session
• Nov. 9, 10 a.m., special called AEUOC meeting with invited testimony from AE, IHE, ICA, and all base rate participants
• Nov. 14, 6 p.m., Austin Energy HQ: Electric Utility Commission, public testimony allowed
• Nov. 15, 10 a.m., City Council public hearing, public testimony allowed
• Nov. 29: 9 a.m., City Council work session and AEUOC meeting
• Dec. 1, 4 p.m., City Council regular meeting, public hearing and vote on base rates – public testimony allowed
All of the meetings, aside from Nov. 14 at Austin Energy headquarters, will be held at City Hall.
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