As many of you know, I like to watch the local news to see if there's news and or information we may have missed. Well, this morning I saw something we did in fact miss and quite frankly I felt pretty bad about it.
You see, this morning WBOC did a piece on a proposed rate increase with Delmarva Power. They mentioned something about each and every household getting a rate increase of $20.00 a month. They went on to say that the increase is based around Smart Meter equipment costs.
Then it got REALLY interesting. They, (WBOC) flat out said there was a meeting held LAST NIGHT in Salisbury. I didn't know that, DID YOU? As someone who pays a lot of Delmarva Power bills I would have liked to have known this a few days ago, wouldn't you?
OK, so they didn't tell anyone in advance, that's bad enough. But it got worse in my opinion. Why the hell would you do a piece this morning that tells you there was a meeting in Salisbury last night, yet they didn't interview ANYONE, nor did they offer ANYTHING referencing how the public felt about the increase!
You see, your media should be providing you a service. They are supposed to HELP you by keeping you INFORMED, especially in advance so you/we can attend these extremely important meetings.
Earlier I said I feel bad and I really do. I feel bad because I'm sure all of you believe me when I say, IF I/we had known about this meeting we would have immediately published the information. I have been known in the past to attend Delmarva Power meetings and this rate increase would have been enough for me to drive to Salisbury and attend. However, we were not informed and I'm sure you know why. We would have had the entire place packed because WE HAVE THE BIGGEST FOLLOWING.
No need to wonder WHY Delmarva Power decided NOT to send us the meeting information in advance because the GOOD OLD BOYS clearly stick together. Delmarva power spends money with WBOC, HELLO. I'm not sure if the Daily Times had anything in advance, or did they wait until today to REPORT on the meeting AFTER it happened as well?
I just see no point in them doing a piece this morning on a rate increase after the meeting had already happened, unless they have something up their sleeve?
My personal belief, Solar Panels are kicking their rear end and THAT is why they are asking for a rate increase. Let's be real. If you think every single home with a $20.00+ rate increase is the end, well, you're not very smart. This is just the beginning and we should have been warned in advance.
Finally, the less amount of people who show up for such a meeting looks GREAT for Delmarva power. They can go to the Board and say they received very little RESISTANCE from PUBLIC MEETINGS. Very slick!