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Lubbock City Council voting on LP&L rate increase Thursday

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock City Council will be voting to either pass or delay an increase to electric rates on Thursday.

Last week, the utility board recommend a 9.7% percent rate hike to the city council.

That's about $7 to $10 more per month for the average customer.

The board wants the increase to go into effect on June 1.

However, Mayor Glenn Robertson said he doesn't want customers to be hit with an increase before the hot summer months.

He says he'll request to delay the price hike until the city's next fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

LP&L says the rate hike is needed to keep it from operating at a deficit.

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