City of Dothan Electric Petition
This is a petition to amend ALA CODE § 37-14-1 (Acts 1984, No. 84-206, p. 314, §1
This was passed in 1984 with the purpose to prevent overlapping availability of electric service in any one area in the state of Alabama. This was in connection to economic, financial and environmental impacts. In 1984, the goal was simply to avoid duplication and avoid wasted and degradation of the environment. However, the City of Dothan has greatly changed and territories now occupied by Wiregrass Electric Co-OP are within the City limits. This means that residents in these areas are forced to use the Co-Op at a higher price. Dothan utilities is managed by the City with City taxes but these citizens are not able to access Dothan Utilities. The cost difference as of July 2015 is substantial for families in the city under the Co-OP.
This petition is for those who would like to amend the code so that the City of Dothan can offer all city utilities to all of its citizens through the changing of territory lines.