A proposed resolution would start the process of moving oversight and governance responsibilities away from the City Council and placing them with an appointed board. An appointed board could be much more easily influenced by industry interests that don’t share our values.
Austin Energy has been a leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency, while keeping rates competitive with other utilities in the state. This could all change if the wrong people were appointed to the proposed board.
The best solution would be to form a subcommittee of our soon to be expanded City Council to focus on governance and oversight of Austin Energy. An elected representative of Austin Energy customers who live outside city limits could be included to ensure everyone has a voice.
Send an email to the City Council now and then consider joining us at City Hall (301 W. 2nd St.) on Tuesday and/or Thursday.
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