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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)

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

Yes, Water and energy are essential needs for everyone and I support maintaining low-cost lifeline rates. It is very important for people on fixed incomes and with less disposable income to continue to have access to lower cost water and utilities. I also think we should encourage efficient use of water and increase conservation efforts.