On Thursday's edition of Lubbock's First News, District 3 Councilman Todd Klein talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about his plans for water rate stabilization.

At tonight's city council meeting, Klein will present his plan to overhaul the water rate system for the city of Lubbock. He explained that the current average winter consumption (AWC) measure for water rates is not transparent and confusing for many citizens. He said that he would like to, instead, do away with the AWC for good, and separate residential water rates from commercial.

"It's confusing, it's not very transparent at all, and it has an arbitrary and capricious aspect in that whatever your average is during those winter months, that becomes your base for Block 1...I think if you can make that more transparent and also consistent, where everybody knows what they're paying, I think it's a lot easier. And it should be done in a way that's revenue neutral."

Klein also spoke briefly about storm water rates and his plan for a citizens action committee.

Listen to the full interview with Todd Klein here:

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Be sure and tune in to Lubbock's First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekday morning from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.