Planning and Power
This week's spotlight: Imagine Austin and Austin Energy
By Amy Smith,
4:44PM, Mon. Feb. 20, 2012
Two things that could affect the way we live, work, play, and pay for power are up for discussion this week. Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission will hear a briefing on the Imagine Austin Comp Plan. Then on Wednesday, the City Council will chew over Austin Energy's proposed rate increase at a special meeting.
Council members will create a work session schedule for more AE rate talks, direct the city auditor to review AE’s revenue requirement, and hear an update on the utility’s billing system fiasco. The fun starts at 10am at City Hall.
On the ZAP track, commission members asked for the Imagine briefing to get a handle on how the comprehensive plan would affect residents living in the far corners of the city and folks who live in areas without an adopted neighborhood plan. ZAP meets at 6pm Tuesday in City Council chambers.