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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)

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Yes, For far too many families struggling with moderate to extreme poverty, the utility bill can be crushing. Additionally, accepting the reality that people need utility services to meet their most basic needs, including those related to medical and inclement weather needs.