Statement on Council approval of Austin Energy rate relief

AE ratesToday was a good day.
We lowered electric rates for everyone in a way that supports conservation, cleaner air, better business practices, and local control of our utility. The Council voted to approve this agreement, but it would not have come together without so many people representing a broad array consumers and businesses, environmental groups and industries in the community achieving a nearly unanimous consensus to find common ground. A lot of people in Austin deserve credit today for something that will benefit everyone in Austin for a long time.
Today was a very good day.