City of Klamath Falls, Pacific Power Clash

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd May NewsKlamath Fallsutilities
The city of Klamath Falls and Pacific Power are squaring off for a fight over the idea of a municipal utility. The Herald and News reports the City Council has commissioned a $40,000 feasibility study from a consultant. The city would like to cut power rates to encourage business. Pacific Power says the city should figure on money for full-time lawyer fees for up to a decade. The utility says its distribution system isn't for sale, and it will fight condemnation. The company serves about 10,000 customers in the city. Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom says he's ready for a struggle if the city decides to go through with the idea. He says it would take only a few years to accomplish.

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