utility rates http://www.kplu.org en McGinn defends City Light plan to raise utility's rates http://www.kplu.org/post/mcginn-defends-city-light-plan-raise-utilitys-rates <p>The tendency for politicians to put off rate increases has meant decades of instability for customers of Seattle City Light. That&rsquo;s according to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, who has unveiled <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/light/strategic-plan/">a new strategic plan</a>, which would raise electricity rates a total of 28 percent over the next six years.</p><p><strong>Businesses want stability</strong></p><p>Though raising rates is unpopular, McGinn says the plan will create more predictability for customers &ndash; something that&rsquo;s especially important for businesses.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 00:33:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4956 at http://www.kplu.org McGinn defends City Light plan to raise utility's rates Seattle's water and sewer rates are among the highest in the nation http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-water-and-sewer-rates-are-among-highest-nation <p>If you live in Seattle, and you think your water and sewer charges are high, you&rsquo;re right.</p><p>That&rsquo;s according to a new city-government audit of Seattle Public Utilities. The Seattle Times <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014748348_spuaudit12m.html">reports the audit cites an industry analysis</a> that found Seattle paying the highest rates among 50 U.S. cities.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:45:15 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1181 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's water and sewer rates are among the highest in the nation