COA Utility Committee meeting discussion has focused on the Cleco mediation. After a presentation by mayoral staff member Jacqueline Whittle the mayor spoke up about the Cleco mediation and says the 11th hour is here.
He is now back tracking from his initial assessment when he took office that the probability of success in the Cleco mediation was good. Mayor Roy says there is only a 50 - 50 shot that this issue will be resolved and is now looking for substantial progress or the mediation will turn the other way.
Mayor Roy is saying his staff is preparing to start a request for other proposals from utility providers outside of LEPA, SWPA and CLECO. He says "if we can't resolve this we can't continue the relationship."
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Here is the entire 8 minute statement by Mr. Roy.