Senior Citizens May Get Utility Aid

By: Liza Park Email
By: Liza Park Email

Tuesday night Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum proposed using a recent payment the city received from a litigation settlement to help struggling senior citizens with their utility bills.
Gillum says the one-point-two million dollar settlement money must be used to benefit citizens.
"It provides some relief for our senior citizens, the most vulnerable in our community who quite frankly are unable to adjust to the rising, inflating cost of quite frankly everything right now in this country and in this community," explains Gillum.
Gillum says he expects to finalize details on the senior citizen utility aid program and present them in about two weeks.

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  • by mm Location: Tallahassee on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    Will this 1.2 million also go towards helping the folks that live in the county, or is it once again ONLY for folks living within the city limits????????
  • by t Location: ga on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    It's nice to see people that need help get it! The only ones I ever see get hand out's are the sorry no good for nothing people that dont work and the 20 year old's that draw SSI and welfare (that are able to work) get anything!Our system sucks! I swear some people line there kids up for "disability" befor they can even walk good!
  • by BILL on Oct 8, 2008 at 08:16 AM
  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    Better hurry before Obama takes it away and gives it only to the lazy, unemployed(by choice) blacks.
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