New Braunfels Utilities will be hosting a Rate Advisory Committee Forum on Dec. 14 for the community to learn more about the committee’s findings on the utility rate structure and share their feedback.

The NBU Rate Advisory Committee is made up of 18 members who were appointed by the NBU board of trustees in April and has worked alongside NBU staff and its vendors to learn how NBU maintains rates based on the costs to provide services to customers.

The committee is tasked with bringing community values to the NBU rate design structure and providing input for rate strategy and policy, according to NBU.

“NBU customers have the ability to influence the rate structure to help reflect our community’s values and ensure an equitable and resilient plan before rates are ultimately approved by the New Braunfels City Council, which holds final authority for approving NBU’s rates,” NBU said in a press release.

The Rate Advisory Committee will present the preliminary rate structure to the NBU board of trustees in February and the final rate plan in March. NBU will present the rate plan to City Council for approval in April.

The community forum will take place at 6 p.m. at the McKenna Events Center at 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.

The forum will be livestreamed at Questions or comments for the committee can be submitted prior to the event.