Rework the utility rebate

Y’all know about the Durango utility tax rebate? 

If you live alone, make less than $36,400/year gross and own a home in Durango, then you qualify for a $216 utility rebate. This is a fine offering, and if you qualify (families of 4+ is ~$52k/yr for $485), be sure to apply before July! 

However, does this properly service our community? An income of $36,000 is roughly $13/hour after taxes. Do you know someone taking home this much that owns a home in Durango and lives there alone?

Instead of basing the numbers off the greater La Plata County area, maybe it should be based on the City of Durango.

Link for reference:

– David Abbott, Durango