In his final act, David Burgess helped the poor, the lame, the needy, the oppressed, the tired, and the old. Just like Jesus.
Burgess proposed, and the commission approved, a $150 credit on low-income senior citizens’ natural gas bills, at a cost of $5.2 million. The money will come from the commission’s universal service fund, which is funded by Atlanta Gas Light customers.
“I still continue to be concerned about the plight of senior citizens in this state,” said Burgess, who lost a tight runoff with Republican Chuck Eaton earlier this month.
Burgess said the one-time assistance would help at least 35,000 seniors. His parting gesture didn’t go unchallenged.