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Water woes bring uneven fines and regulations

Water woes bring uneven fines and regulations

Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

Can tiered water rates be used to encourage conservation?

Can tiered water rates be used to encourage conservation?

By Wayne Lusvardi A media firestorm erupted Monday, April 20, vcialis 40mg over Gov. Brown’s opposition to a State Court of Appeals decision in a water rate setting case involving Proposition 218.  The initiative, passed in 1996, requires voter approval for any new property-related utility rates over and above the basic cost of service. Electric […]

Local Water Agencies lose tiered rates while mandated to conserve

Local Water Agencies lose tiered rates while mandated to conserve

On Monday April 21st, 2015 an appeals court ruled against San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water rates.  Local agencies in Ventura County use tiered rates.  These are based on usage from the same period the prior year. If consumers exceed last year’s usage, they are bumped up a tier and are charged at a higher rate. […]