Governments, businesses and individuals all affected by inflation
May 25, 2022
At the May 16 Alva City Council meeting, the councilmembers were considering a proposal to put a hold on the scheduled utility rate increase beginning July 1. The rate increase is part of an ordinance passed in 2017. The increase is based on the CPI (consumer price index) in May. Since we’re in a period of inflation, the May CPI is 8.3 percent.
There was a social media push to get people to attend the council meeting to ask councilmembers to stop the increase, but only one person actually attended and spoke on that topic. She asked the council to find other ways to pay city expenses.