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From: Chuck Kiester
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Steve Thompson ; WJM-TMP
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:39 AM
Subject: RE: Electric Rate Comments
If your letter below is intended to instruct and educate all of us in an impartial and unemotional way, then why did you get off-track by airing your disappointment with sitting City Councilors who have legitimate questions about spending more money on this project at a time when money is in short supply? Even worse is your denigration of the committee (of which, you were a member until you resigned---personally, I believed you resigned due to the number of members of the committee who have the credentials to challenge you) to ferret out the facts of the pros and cons of pursuing a quest which you apparently initiated in the first place.
You fail, in your comments to point out the FACT that electricity rates are mostly a reflection of rising energy costs; ergo, electric costs to the city’s operation of our water/sewer utility and residents are and will be mostly a reflection of that fact. And, you also fail to note the fact that the city’s ability to negotiate with power suppliers will be less than that of a larger system of which we are currently a part.