When the Austin City Council finally agrees on how much to raise electric rates possibly as soon as June 7 a contentious, 2  1/2-year saga will come to a close. But another debate is likely to follow: Who should run Austin Energy?

Three City Council members plan to put that question to their peers. Though the city-owned utility has shouldered much of the blame for what critics say has been an unacceptable rate proposal and unproductive debate over it, there is a sense among some in City Hall and elsewhere that inattention by council members led to many of the problems.

Find the entire article at the Austin American-Statesman.