ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Mayor Malik Evans says the city will not lead the exploration of creating a public utility.
This comes as advocates challenging Rochester Gas & Electric’s proposed rate hike say Evans backed out of a meeting on the subject.
Evans says the city can't independently fund a $500,000 public utility study.
He says that if a broader group of state and local officials convenes for it, the city will be at the table.
Mayor Evans released the following statement on the matter:
Avangrid, the parent company of RG&E, released this statement in response: