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City Council to consider LP&L rate changes on Tuesday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday night to consider ways to deal with citizen complaints and perhaps ease the burden of the recent LP&L rate increase.

The official meeting agenda says the council will, "Consider and take action to rescind, delay, or otherwise amend the electric rate changes as previously adopted by the Lubbock City Council..."

The mayor anticipates discussion about passing on the fuel cost to customers and about LP&L's $30 fee for setting up payment arrangements.

Councilman Victor Hernandez has suggested two ways to ease LP&L's budget concerns. First, by suspending the franchise fee that the utility pays to the city, and second, by giving them $3 million from the general fund.

The agenda says both proposals would be funded by an increase in the sales tax.

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson discussed the issues with Sharon Maines on Daybreak Today on Monday.

The mayor said the city would have to cut services or raise the tax rate to cover those proposals, and that it would take four votes to get either one of them approved.

This is not an official joint meeting of the City Council and the Electric Utility Board, but the board has been invited to attend.

Robertson said, "We intentionally did not put citizen comments on tonight because we want to get right down to work and find a solution for you."

But it is an open meeting and citizens are invited to come and listen.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will be there live tonight at 6.

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