Far West is proposing an increase from $21 a month to $63 a month, a 188-percent hike in rates. Now the Arizona Corporation Commission is proposing a rate increase, however not as steep – to $55-$70 a month, a 156-percent hike.
Far West claims they need to increase the rates or face bankruptcy.
The meeting starts at 4pm at the Foothills Library. Several governmental agencies – including Yuma Mayor Al Kreiger – are invited to attend.