Mayor & PWC Chair Issue Ruling Statement

Monday, May 23, 2016

PWC Chairman Darsweil Rogers and Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson have released a joint public statement in response to Judge Allen Baddour’s ruling in PWC’s request for Declaratory Ruling with regard to the roles and responsibilities of the PWC Commission.

“This has been a very detailed and complicated issue and Judge Baddour was very diligent in reviewing both PWC and the City’s side in this declaratory ruling. Both of our organizations appreciate his efforts and respect his ruling. Despite our disagreements on this issue, the City Council and the PWC Commissioners have continued to have an active and productive dialogue on behalf of the citizens and ratepayers in the community, and we look forward to that continuing that as we move forward.”

“The ruling by Judge Baddour allows all parties to move beyond any past uncertainties and provides clarity on how we will work together in the future. The Commission remains committed to providing customers quality and affordable utility services while operating PWC in the best interest of the City.“