Who says that if something looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true? Here’s one place that disproves that myth: Bloomington voters have another opportunity to vote on electricity aggregation. It’s Bloomington’s chance to join most of the rest of McLean County, as well as the state, in reducing the cost of its electricity. And there’s absolutely no downside!

This referendum gives voters the opportunity to allow their local governments to combine with other large groups to negotiate, as a consortium, lower electricity rates for them. It’s as simple as that. If the referendum passes, the local government will negotiate lower rates for all residents, and if someone doesn’t want to participate, they can opt out. No one loses, unless the referendum fails, and then everyone loses. The League of Women Voters is strongly in favor of this excellent referendum.

Laurie Bergner

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The writer is VP programs, League of Women Voters of McLean County.

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