GRU Bill Dies in Tallahassee
Published April 18th, 2014
A bill at the statehouse that aims to change the way Gainesville Regional Utilities is run has reached the end of the road in Tallahassee.
The bill, filed by Gainesville state representative Keith Perry, was referred to two committees, but did not get a reading in either.
Both committees won't meet again this legislative session, effectively killing the bill.
The bill would have placed a referendum on the November ballot allowing Alachua County residents to vote on taking control of GRU away from the city commission and transferring it to an appointed board.
Perry has said he filed the bill in response to concerns of high electricity rates.
Perry's office did not return our calls for comment.
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