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Avista’s silence

Just wondering why we haven’t heard from Avista during these COVID times. I know they put off thinking of developing their park by where the homeless hang out, and I know they accidentally overcharged the city a couple of a million dollars last year. Maybe they are not stressed for money at this time while all the restaurants and businesses are.

They charge business rates a lot higher than residential rates, and of course restaurants use a lot of power, especially. Power is a large part of the overhead for these businesses. What I’m saying is if they care about how they present their own business in Spokane at this time maybe they could have special COVID rates for a few months for businesses, since they won’t collect if they go down anyway, or some other kind of concession along this line. Maybe to homeless shelters, also?

Step up Avista, and make yourself more popular with this city. Or, remain silent until you want to raise your rates again.

Francie Armstrong



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