Legislature votes against funding study on feasibility of replacing RG&E with public utility
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Legislature voted down a proposal on Tuesday night that would have set aside a million dollars to study whether it’s feasible replace RG&E with a public utility.
Advocates for a public takeover of RG&E cite billing and customer service issues along with slow power recovery times after storms as some of the reasons. News10NBC has investigated RG&E billing and customer service issues for more than year. Some legislators say now is not the time for a study.
Rochester City council voted to co-fund the public utility study but it would require other government bodies to share in the cost, hence the vote in the legislature. Some legislators expressed interest in re-visiting this issue.