Town Hall on Con Edison and Energy Democracy

NY City Council Member Costa Constantinides is hosting a Town Hall to collect public testimony about Con Edison’s proposal to increase their rates.

Monday, July 22 – 7 to 9 pm at P.S. 122 – 21-21 Ditmars Blvd, Queens

Con Edison wants to raise prices for electricity and gas service in order to, among other things, invest in dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. Con Ed’s rates are already nearly double the national average, and are the second highest residential rates of any major utility in the country.

This is to say nothing of the unsafe working conditions perpetuated by Con Ed, nor the unjust way any decisions regarding their company, which touches us all, have been made thus far.

Because the NY Public Service Commission has offered extremely limited opportunity for public, oral testimony on this, comments made at the Town Hall will be transcribed and submitted to the Public Service Commission.

There are two other ways to submit comments:

Via Website: At the Commission’s website click on “Search” and enter 19-E-0065 or 19-G-0066 in the “Search by Case Number” field. In the opening page under either case number, click on the “Post Comments” button at the top of the page.

Via Toll-Free Opinion Line: You can call the Commission’s Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. This line receives in-state calls 24-hours a day. Calls are not transcribed but a summary is provided to the administrative law judges who will report to the Commission. Your comments should refer to “Cases 19-E-0065 and 19-G-0066 – Consolidated Edison.”

Organizing for the July 22 Town Hall is being done by the Public Power NYC campaign. Visit their website for more information.