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City of Tallahassee unveils Weather Relief Assistance program

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 18:10:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It's no secret the last couple of weeks have been hot so your utility bill may be higher than normal.

The City of Tallahassee is trying to help with those increased costs to keep your home cool.

Wednesday night, city commissioners passed the Weather Relief Assistance program, a one-time 25 percent deferment option for city utility customers. It's designed to ease the financial burden resulting from higher than normal energy use during extreme weather in Tallahassee.

The program allows all residential City and non-demand small business utility customers to carry over 25 percent of their utility bill to the October bill, when usage will likely be less.

"When the weather gets hot, look sometimes our air condition goes out and we need assistance and sometimes that is a huge financial commitment and the City of Tallahassee has got an incredible program in place," said Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. "We'll be more than happy to work with any and every individual with their utility bill that we can arrange some type of schedule moving forward."

For 2019, this applies to bill statements issued between May 27 and September 30.

To find out how you can apply for this program, click here.