City of Tallahassee Utilities Cutting Rates

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Tallahassee, Florida --

The City of Tallahassee Utilities is cutting its rates.

The city is cutting its electric rate about 3.5% , and natural gas is decreasing by about 11%.

The utility company says similar rate cuts are expected in October and again a year from now.

For Tallahassee residents, they say even a small decrease in price can help.

Tallahassee Resident Sue Gross said, "I think it's terrific. Anything we can do to save a little money here or there during these hard times is wonderful."

Since March of 2009, both natural gas and electric have decreased around 22 % each.

City officials said the reason they're able to have these cuts is because they've locked in the city's fuel costs for the next year.

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  • by Foxgloves on Apr 4, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    All the years the city has ripped us off for their high living, and now, WHOA! NO bids, Made a mistake, federal dollars and broadband, deferred comp!! I smell something fishy!! Some people must want to hold on to their jobs, and hope the simple minded will forget about what is happening.
  • by Amazed on Apr 4, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    Wow. Previously, as the price of crude rose, so did the rates, with the utility companies claiming they had to keep up with the rising fuel prices. Yesterday crude was at over $108 a barrel and Tallahassee is now cutting their rates. Is there a citizen's watchdog that can investigate these people?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    Wonder if Talquin will do the same???
  • by The end is near Location: close to the... on Apr 3, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    The city lowering its rates? This is one of the seven signs of the Apocalypse.
  • by J Timney Location: Tallahassee on Apr 3, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    Mayor Marks must really be afraid of losing his job. I will believe it when I see it.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to J Timney
  • by raped for years ! Location: tally on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    they have raped us for years, maybe they are feeling guilty ?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011 at 04:31 AM in reply to raped for years !
      Rapist's remorse? I doubt it!
  • by anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 03:03 PM
    Does this have anything to do with the words "I made a mistake?"
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      by Coal on Apr 4, 2011 at 05:28 AM in reply to anonymous
  • by My2cents Location: Tallahassee on Apr 3, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    Probably should have been the prices all along....Yeah!
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