City Council members met behind closed doors Monday morning in with Lubbock's Electric Utility Board.
Among other things, the talks focused on potential customer rate increases. The Utility Board called for a rate increase last year, but Mayor Glen Robertson was against it at the time. He said now, he's open to options.
"LP&L lost $3.2 million last year. A rate increase is going to be necessary," Robertson said. "So it was just a good discussion between the council, the board, and the rate consultants of where we need to go going forward. And do we need to do one large rate increase now or do we need to spread it out for the consumers over a three or four-year period?"
These discussions will continue in another meeting in two weeks.