The El Paso City Council on Tuesday authorized City Attorney Sylvia Borunda Firth to continue representing the city’s formal opposition to the Texas Legislature’s proposed House Bill 1535 that focuses on utilities.
The bill, which electric utilities in Texas support, creates a mechanism for them to impose rate increases before a rate increase is approved.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.