JEA’s income has dipped over the last decade, according to a presentation Thursday before a special City Council committee that’s considering selling the publicly-owned company.
Conservation programs and efficiency upgrades could be behind the 10-percent drop in electric sales and 14 percent drop in water sales.
But some members of the committee say they — and the public — need more information to get a complete picture of JEA’s finances.
Councilman John Crescimbeni has a few ideas for building trust.
“An independent, special mediator or advisor — whatever you want to call that person — that can help us procure or validate information that we receive and again, I’ve been approached by a local foundation that’s willing to underwrite that cost up to a limit,” he said.
As the examination continues, Crescimbeni is also asking city lawyers to research what kind of subpoena power the committee has and whether they could compel witnesses to testify under oath.