HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — As New York lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to overhaul the Long Island Power Authority, one Nassau County official said she cannot wait for LIPA to be reshaped.
Town of Hempstead supervisor Kate Murray said anything will be better than the current utility, reported WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.
Under the new plan, there would be a two-year rate freeze and better communication with customers during and after storms.
“We certainly know how terrible LIPA was in the aftermath of Sandy,” Murray said. “So to have a complete reorganization of that utility would be a good thing.”