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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)

Bobby Levinski

City Council, District 8

Yes; these are important metrics for us to keep, so we ensure that we are providing affordable energy and water to our residents to meet our basic needs. Steep tiered-rates can help ensure that we both provide this level of affordability while still maintaining rates that prioritize and encourage conservation.