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Monday, May 12, 2008

PUB to Discuss Rate Study Presentation Today

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board meets at 4:30 p.m. today at the PUB Administration Building.

Not many items stick out for me, but for a closed-session item concerning a "rate study presentation."

Of course, if any action is taken, it must be disclosed (somewhat) in public session.

I questioned the need for a "study" to be in closed session, but PUB stipulates it to fall under Sec. 551.086 (Public Utility Competitive Matters).

For the full agenda, click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, before they raise our rates they get to meet in private to get their stories straight on how to justify the increase.

Monday, May 12, 2008  
Anonymous Rio Grande V said...

Mr. BB,

Pretty much...

But didn't the bond counsel at the last city commish meeting claim that rates would not be going up because of the refunding of bonds. Let's hope their story for rate increases does not include this as being a reason.


Monday, May 12, 2008  
Blogger The Merovingian said...

Rates instead of impact fees.
You watch!

Don't forget the Golden Palace! That is gonna take a bucket of our money. Maybe a couple of buckets.


Monday, May 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Brownsville but I'm in an area that is in the deregulated area. Most people think I would be happy. Well I'm not. The truth is that of the 100 or so options I have ALL, I REPEAT, ALL are higher than PUBs electricity rates.

I know people do not believe statements like this without proof so here is the link:

Plug in the zip code 78520 and sort them by price per Kilowatt hour.

By the way my lights seem to go out alot more than when I lived in PUBs service area. Don't know how that works but it's true. Ask around if you don't believe me.

The only provider that I found that was actually cheaper than PUB waas Magic Valley. Only a certain area of Brownsville is serviced by Magic Valley and it came out about a $1.50 cheaper than PUB.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the last meeting, during the discussion over bond refinancing, Ahumada started to state that we had the lowest rates, and you can tell that halfway he realized he sounded like Ernie Hdz. He made clear at the end of the statement that now we have the lowest rates.

Patricia A.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008  

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