Re: “How to stanch Click’s bleed? 3 stark choices” (TNT, 6-28).
I think the headline is misleading. According to the article, Click is losing $3.8 million per year. In previous articles it was $9.5 million, then $7.5 million and now $3.8 million. It’s apparent that Tacoma Public Utilities’ accounting is still unsettled, but I’ll stipulate that the annual loss is $3.8 million.
With 170,000 ratepayers, the “bleed” is trivial – $1.86 per month per ratepayer. If the survey had asked, “Is $1.86 per month too much of a burden to keep Click?” the survey might have yielded a different answer.