Austin Energy, our city’s largest asset, belongs to the residents of Austin. Having the City Council at the helm keeps our utility accountable to the public and ensures that ratepayers from various walks of life participate in shaping our utility to reflect our community values.
Lately we hear lots of talk, mostly from a handful of voices, claiming an “emergency” need to change how our utility is governed — and that the change must be made immediately. They claim everything is broken. You’d think there was a major crisis. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
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