Today at 7pm, at the City Hall there will be a public hearing on Pepco’s proposed tax hike.

Early this month, protesters rallied against the Pepco rate hikes in DC.

Pepco argues it needs the money to upgrade its electricity delivery infrastructure, but those who oppose point out that the utility company has earned enough in profits and enjoyed millions in tax breaks since 2008. The company should use that money for needed upgrades.

In addition to today’s haring, Pepco will also hold another hearing on Monday, June 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Executive Office Cafeteria of the Montgomery County Office Building (101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850).

You can find more information about these two public hearing here on Pepco’s website.