Is Bluebonnet Electric doubling our base rate? – No, they’re not!

Most of you receiving this message are in Bluebonnet Electric Coop’s service area.  If not, we apologize for the unnecessary email.

The rumor that Bluebonnet Electric is considering a rate hike is FALSE!  In fact, the coop has invested in some new technologies that are likely to help keep rates low.

Our primary concern about Bluebonnet is the “proxy system”.  We would prefer to simply allow ratepayers to mail in their ballots and vote for themselves.  Also, we hope Bluebonnet will start having their meetings on Saturdays so that members can more easily attend.

The membership meeting and final vote for the Bluebonnet Electric Coop Board is this Tuesday, May 8th, with registration starting at 1:30 pm at the Sons of Hermann Hall, 1031 CR 223 in Giddings.  Please consider attending to hear directly from the board about this as well as other plans for the coop that are of great interest, including conservation efforts.

Independent Texans endorsed two candidates running for the board — Dick Peterson and George Kehler.  An ad paid for by Bluebonnet, with your membership dollars appeared in area papers this week that seemed to call our efforts into question.  We believe this was an inappropriate way to spend coop member’s money as it was inaccurate, confusing and unnecessary.  These are two viable, highly qualified candidates put forth by Bluebonnet for your consideration!

It now seems our utility would like you to think otherwise.  Is it because Peterson and Kehler have generated broad-based support from both members and organizations interested in the difficult issues facing us in the future?

Please join us in Giddings on Tuesday to ask questions and learn more.  Bluebonnet need not fear its own members!

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