By RUBY GRACE
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Power and Light customers have noticed a steep rise in their utility bills since the June 1st rate increase.
KCBD's Sharon Maines raised the issue with Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson on Daybreak Today.
"I'm having the same issues everybody else has," Robertson said. "I'm getting rate shock when I open my LP&L bill."
Robertson was the only member of the City Council to vote against the 9.7% rate increase back in May.
"I still have an issue with the rate increase and the timing of it because it is not what the rate consultants recommended to the board," Robertson said. "However, the board did vote and the council voted so these rates are now in effect."
The rate increase adds an average of about $7 to $10 more per month to LP&L customer's electric bill.
Robertson said, "It's going to be tough on everybody this summer."
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