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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)

Justin Jacobson

City Council, District 3

Yes, In retaining public ownership of our utilities, these are the cost and rate benefits we should expect. Keeping closely in line with these goals is a paramount job of council.