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Letter: Rate hikes not related to green or fossil fuel

April 08, 2014

Re: Scott Peer’s March 19 letter to the editor calling for transition to clean power. As a founding member of the Glendale Coalition for Better Government, our group has never discussed fossil fuels versus green energy. Our group was founded because we believe the City Council violates Prop. 26 requirements of voter approval of electric rate increases plus the violation of the city charter in the transfer of millions of dollars from the GWP to the General Fund for nonutility usage.

The electrical and water rate increases have nothing to do with green fuel or fossil fuels, but the need for the city to pay for the unfunded and unsustainable salaries and pensions of our city union workforce.

Mr. Peer writes that fossil fuels are heavily subsidized. What he failed to mention is so are green fuels.

Mike Mohill
Glendale

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