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2008 Media Releases

August 8, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831


Mayor Chris Beutler issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Lincoln Electric System (LES) board to recommend a systemwide 10.1 percent rate hike to the City Council.

“I am disappointed that the LES board did not hold the rate increase for customers at the 7 percent to 8 percent level. I am pleased that the board voted for more cuts in the LES budget and increased assistance to low-income families. But in these tough economic times, we have to balance the needs of government institutions with the needs of the public that we serve. I will continue to look for opportunities to meet with LES board members. And I will continue to meet with our City Attorney and City Council members to look at the options available to us to ease this burden on rate-payers.”

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