We are all safer at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, the extra time in our homes has created additional challenges.
Other than providing food deliveries to our health care and first responder heroes, my children and I have been faithfully following the Mayor’s “Stay-at-home” order. While we support this directive, one consequence has been the astronomical increase in our power bill.
I just opened my electricity bill from FP&L and noticed a huge spike. Families across Florida all are dealing with the same shock. With recent temperatures in the 80s and 90s, we are forced to leave the A/C on all day instead of cycling it off while we’re at work.
This extra cost is an enormous burden for most households. That’s why I pushed FP&L to lower power bills and offer leniency if families need more time to pay. Thankfully, they’ll implement a one-time, 25% decrease on May 1st and I hope more in the months ahead. I intend to continue to push them for more assistance for all.
As an advocate and family law attorney, I’ve spent my entire career working to help people through difficult situations. While this crisis we are now facing is unique, our role as helpers stays the same.
That’s exactly why I’m running for City Commission in Aventura. I want to lend a helping hand to all who need it and strengthen our already incredible community. I will always stand with Aventura’s families and work to protect the most vulnerable among us.
As we all work together to get through this crisis, my team and I will continue to help in every way we can. Please follow my Facebook page, and my Instagram to stay updated on my efforts and learn about how you can get involved.
Please Stay safe!
Rachel Saltzman Friedland