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EWEB Proposes Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB is proposing rate increases for next year, in addition to the nearly 2 percent increase that took effect Nov. 1.

Tuesday, the utility board is holding a meeting to get public input on the proposed budget and anticipated increase. It’s proposing an electricity rate increase of 4.5 percent starting February of next year.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at EWEB Headquarters in Eugene.

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  1. bill says:

    Yes…lets just screw the public……………………

  2. Jim says:

    This is too much, and EWEB knows it. They have bullied the public around under the guise of required and essential services for decades. This is not correct, and their false portrayal of the facts is borderline criminal. They (We) pay millions to have a new water pipe installed to Veneta and now Eugene residents are going to pay for it, no surprise even though it was not advertised that way. I have also been on call outs at night with their line crews, what a waste of money. six or seven guys standing around for hours at double pay, while only two of them work, the union has let down the taxpayer on that one, and they know it. The vehicles that EWEB utilizes are the best around, with every bell and whistle possible, none of these things is required nor requested by their customers, but since they always just increase our rates to pay their bills where is their dis-incentive. Pretty soon we will all be part of homeless community at these continued rate increases. Time to thin the Fat EWEB instead of making the taxpayers support your lavish lifestyle. You already are in one of the highest paid sectors of employment, so stop asking for more and learn to balance your books, and not on the backs of your customers.

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