Wednesday, December 10, 2008
DISCUSSION: IMPRESSIVE - STARK DEVELOPMENT BOARD OBJECTS TO AEP/OHIO POWER INCREASE. WHY? AEP IS DEPENDING ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE!
How did this happen? An entity focusing on economic development objects to the gigantic 52%/62% AEP/Ohio Power proposed increase?
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) remembers the seeming unending line of economic development types who appeared - obviously at AEP's behest - at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio hearing of October 16th at Glenwood Middle School located in Canton.
Even Canton's economic development director showed up to support AEP only to back off later when Mayor Healy reversed the city's position.
So it had to take some courage for the Stark Development Board to go to bat for the small businesses of Stark County who will not get any breaks from AEP when the higher rates (whatever they turn out to be) go into effect.
Posted by Martin Olson at 12:02 AM