Residents to meet Wednesday about affordable utility rates

The Safe and Affordable Utility Access for Everyone committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the South Branch Library in Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The meeting is open to the public.

Louise Lynch, a KCK resident, said there are many people who need food in the community and also are struggling to keep their lights and water on now.

Ty Gorman, a KCK activist who has worked with the Sierra Club, stated on a community invitation that residents should attend and share their experiences.

The group is calling for no Board of Public Utilities shutoffs putting customers at high health risk; separation of electric and water charges from unrelated taxes, fees and fixed costs from the BPU and Unified Government on BPU bills; and no disconnection of water for nonpayment, among other issues.

A sign-up sheet for the meeting has been posted at

2 thoughts on “Residents to meet Wednesday about affordable utility rates”

  1. hope they have good luck with that. i lived there for 57 years before moving to leavenworth. the rates just kept getting higher for customers and bpu didn’t care then and doesn’t care now.

    1. Yes they do…. And people won’t step up they would rather work several job’s instead of shutting them down!

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