Ed Birmbaum (letter) is correct in stating that the council has only the authority of accepting or remanding the proposed rate increase from the utility board back to the board.
So if they don’t have control then why didn’t they remand this 20 percent rate increase back to the utilities board?
The reason is that its called control and instead of remanding it back they chose to retaliate against we the people and shoved a 20 percent rate hike down out throats. You can look at it any way you
want but the fact is that the County Council is retaliating against the citizens of Los Alamos for not giving them control of the utilities board.