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Council Set to Vote on CPS Energy Rate Hike

By Bill O'Neil 

San Antonio's City Council could give a final thumbs up to CPS Energy's proposed 4.25% rate increase Thursday. 

The increase would translate in to a nearly $5 per month increase in the bill of the average residential customer. For District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, it's a tough call. 

"I have many people that I represent that are on fixed incomes--and their incomes will not be increasing. That's something that I'm taking to heart as I go in to this vote" Viagran told 550 KTSA News. 

Both Viagran and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg do believe the utility has done a good job in limiting the increase. 

"I think CPS (Energy) has done a good job of listening to the concerns of residents--and certainly there are a few questions remaining" Nirenberg told 550 KTSA News.   

During Thursday's meeting, Council is also expected to select a replacement to fill the District 9 Seat vacated by Elisa Chan--who resigned last month to focus on her campaign for State Senate.   

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