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Columbus may sell electric utility, add streetlight fee | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 11 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 4, 2011, titled Columbus may sell electric utility, add streetlight fee | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

When Columbus taxpayers were spending millions to bail out the city-owned electric utility in the late 1990s, city leaders said keeping the power grid remained a good deal.

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bob lagore

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2011
Sell a money maker? Make prople in the suburbs pay for lighting the streets of Columbus? Arsh needs to move back to Russia.
KCG

Youngstown, OH

#2 Apr 4, 2011
How can they say that Columbus Power provides a benefit to the city revenue when they require multiple bailouts? Sounds like typical government accounting.
Ted Strickland is STUPID

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Apr 4, 2011
And they call ME stupid......Oh wait, I AM STUPID!
Stewie Griffin

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Apr 4, 2011
She started out in the "Sewer Division" and rose to the top, hmmmm......isn't that just like a turd?

Are we calling her that? How marvelous!
Stefano A

Mount Vernon, OH

#5 Apr 4, 2011
Terrific! Then, in addition to paying a monthly electric bill we get the added "benefit" of paying a second electric bill disguised as a sewer and water fee. Isn't that just fantastic?
phil

Dublin, OH

#6 Apr 4, 2011
shut off the lights. We can't see the stars.
dbeall

Galena, OH

#7 Apr 4, 2011
how about we just sell off the State-of-Ohio.

I am sure the greedy corporate sector could do better job than the corrupt politicians.
Bear589

Groveport, OH

#8 Apr 4, 2011
Here's a novel idea! TURN OFF THE FRIGGIN' LIGHTS!!!

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 4, 2011
Stefano A wrote:
Terrific! Then, in addition to paying a monthly electric bill we get the added "benefit" of paying a second electric bill disguised as a sewer and water fee. Isn't that just fantastic?
Put a choke hold on the Mayor and City Council to pay for basic services first before throwing cash at more nonsense do-gooder and artsy-fartsy organizations. Then save more money by dumping the excess city employes that do not provide direct services to the citizens of Columbus. Plus, use the new tools provided by SB5 to help rein in city worker cost and free up more money to give back to taxpayers in the form of service..not big government.
I Know

Columbus, OH

#10 Apr 4, 2011
The Dispatch must not have liked the comments posted in the original Topix thread on this article, because the pulled it and started over. Here is the link to the original comment thread: http://www.topix.com/forum/source/dispatch-po...
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#11 Apr 4, 2011
Isn't the leeches in Columbus already draining the suburbs enough as it is?

That is one reason I moved to the township in Delaware County - the city form of government is a blank check to rob you blind if they can convince enough losers to vote to increase your income tax.

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