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Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.
A new amendment, known as the Solar Initiative, seeks to overcome utility regulations by allowing businesses to generate and sell their own solar power to neighboring businesses. A report was recently released outlining the advantages of allowing a free market in Florida’s energy.
Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ocala for charging allegedly illegal emergency fire service user fees.
With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.
The Florida House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the proposal of a bill that would repeal cost recovery programs.