City rate hearing Jan. 13

       A public hearing on planned rate increases for Colorado Springs Public Utilities customers is scheduled at a City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13. The hearing will allow council to take comments before voting on the issue at the Jan. 27 meeting, according to Public Utilities spokesman Tom Lundstrom.
       The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the old City Hall on Nevada Avenue., with the likelihood that the rate-increase question will be heard when council discusses utility business, probably during the first hour of the meeting, Lundstrom said.