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Notice of Public Forums for Southern California Edison Company’s 2021 General Rate Case A.19-08-013

Notice of Public Forums for Southern California Edison Company’s 2021 General Rate Case A.19-08-013

Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a public forum regarding SCE’s application to raise electricity rates. At the public forum, you can make comments and raise concerns with the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge(s) (Judge) who are overseeing this […]

Oxnard Public Hearing 05-16-2017 on Utility Rate Increase (Wastewater)

Oxnard Public Hearing 05-16-2017 on Utility Rate Increase (Wastewater)

. By Larry Stein, 5-16-17 The staff’s presentation for tonight’s public hearing (Agenda Item K-1) on utility rate increases  ignore’s the work of the 1st URAP (2015). Why bother getting involved as a citizen if your efforts get ignored by the 4th floor and the elected officials. Questions get asked by the public, but get […]

Oxnard Council to consider wastewater rate increase at 3-7-17 meeting

Oxnard Council to consider wastewater rate increase at 3-7-17 meeting

By George Miller At the 3-7-17 meeting, the Oxnard City Council will consider 5 1/4% annual rate increases for the next five years. This totals 74% compounded, when last year’s increase is considered.   The increases are controversial, since they involve substantial capital investment, which some claim could be deferred and taking on large new […]

Thousand Oaks Council: Fights water rate Increase; Adopts “Granny Flat” rules; Accepts T.O. Blvd report

Thousand Oaks Council: Fights water rate Increase; Adopts “Granny Flat” rules; Accepts T.O. Blvd report

By Kevin B. Harris On Tuesday night, January 24, 2017, the Thousand Oaks City Council met for nearly five hours to discuss and vote on city business. Though business got done during the meeting, some of it dragged on, for perhaps needlessly, agonizingly lengthy debate. Major topics covered were: disputing a 32% Cal-Am water rate […]

First panel meeting on proposed wastewater rate increases set for Jan. 25, 2017 at Oxnard PACC

First panel meeting on proposed wastewater rate increases set for Jan. 25, 2017 at Oxnard PACC

WHAT Join us for the first Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) meeting to learn about proposed wastewater rates. The panel is composed of residents, businesses and agricultural utility customers who will meet with City representatives to give input on proposed wastewater rate increases. Community members are invited to attend the meeting to hear the discussion […]

Eliminating Waste from Wastewater Rates

Eliminating Waste from Wastewater Rates

Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

By George Miller Background Oxnard recently approved a 88% increase in wastewater rates over a four year period. There has been much controversy over this. Some believe that the increase is unjustified and that the City’s accounting system is so bad that they don’t even know what it really costs. But, it is fairly certain that […]