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Do you support maintaining affordable utility costs across Austin Energy and Austin Water that adheres strictly to the City’s affordability goals for Austin Energy, which require AustinEnergy rates to be in the bottom half of Texas ratepayers and minimizes increases to two percent per year for each rate class? (Y/N Explain)

Steve Adler


Yes, And the 10/1 City Council was the first in recent memory to lower Austin Energy rates (following a rate making process that I helped initiate) last year. As part of this year’s budget, the 10/1 City Council, again for the first time in recent memory, lowered both Austin Energy rates and Austin Water rates at the same time.