Letters to the Editor

Hiking facility's power needs means we pay more

Regarding "PG&E and MID should help the Y," (Nov. 11, Letters): Its bills must be sky high, and if the Y opens its doors to the homeless in the Modesto area, they will need more assistance from more businesses in Modesto.

How will MID, PG&E and Modesto be able to do this good deed? Simply raise the rates we pay. Modesto could increase the city sales tax. Let's think about it. Raise rates and increase taxes and take more money out of our pockets to pay for this project? I know what my PG&E bill is and we skimp on air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter to keep it where it is now; any increase would not be welcome.