This week the LFUCG is considering a proposal to require Kentucky American Water to appear before the council and explain a price increase upwards of 30%. That’s pretty steep. The council is allegedly doing this to protect the local Lexington customers.
Here’s a suggestion, LFUCG: If you are really concerned about the amount of money citizens are spending on utilities, why don’t you cut the taxes you impose on those same utilities. I would rather pay money to a private business to improve the product I am purchasing rather than fork over money to a local government that has nothing to do with that product.
It seems a bit disingenuous to talk about preserving utility costs while at the same time increasing taxes on those same utilities.