Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Proposed Austin Energy Governance Ordinance Second Reading Scheduled

The Austin City Council is scheduled May 23 for a second reading on a proposed ordinance to form an Electric Utility Board to oversee the business of Austin Energy. 

Under the proposed ordinance, a subcommittee of Council Members would nominate members for Council approval to the board based on expertise in areas such as the electric utility industry, rate making, engineering, finance, community service or activism and environmental science and policy. The Council could not appoint one of its own members to the board. Under the proposed ordinance, all board actions would require Council review and adoption. Under the proposal, the electric utility would be managed and operated by the general manager, who could be appointed by, would report to, and could be removed by the City Manager.

The proposed ordinance is available for viewing or downloading:

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