City to Help Customers With Utility Costs

Tuesday night city commissioners approved the transfer of $10 million from the rate stabilization fund to help offset higher costs in the future.

However, they asked staff to come back with programs targeted at assisting low income customers and conservation.

Cynthia Barber with Tallahassee City Utilities says, "We're trying to encourage conservation early, go ahead and identify those habits you can change and those upgrades and modifications you need to make an effort to offset the increase we know will happen as of October."

Barber tells us the $10 million is flexible. More or less could be spent depending on the needs for the customer programs.