James Hunter

Monday, December 2, 2013

The other shoe, When will CPUC and SJWC reach and announce a decision on the pending Rate Increase

The other shoe will drop eventually...........CPUC will reach a decision, hopefully closer to the DRA recommendation, rather than SJWC 44% rate increase.

The Rate increase proceeding has been "going" 708 days since January 3, 2012.

The typical case takes less than 18 months (roughly 540 days) from filing to ruling, as of today (12/14/2013) 708 days, 170 days longer than normal per CPUC average.

I checked online at CPUC again today, 12/14/2013, with the same result nothing new has been updated. No new documents, rulings or decisions.............

The other possible reason is to "drag the proceeding out to the point the ratepayers loss interest" and the ruling can quietly be issued. Once released and is not challenged our rates will go up! The regulatory affairs staff at SJWC is getting paid, CPUC staff involved is getting paid, at the ratepayers expense, so why rush. They can always make the increase RETROACTIVE, hopefully it's not a Christmas present. May be there really are "Ebenezer Scrooge" and "Grinch", in San Jose.

If your concerned about the potential  San Jose Water Company 44% Rate Increase, send an email as described below to remind our elected officials and CPUC that we are concerned and have not forgotten the issue!

If you are concerned about the issues, send email to CPUC at:
District 5 United eForm eMail  Simply click on the "eForm eMail" and you will get a page to fill out the information and specify the reason for your opposition to the SJWC 44% Rate Increase and your concern about lack of progress and are concerned that we are not being informed in a timely manner, of the status of the 44% Rate Increase!

You can also send an email to CPUC Public Advisopublic.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov  The Public Advisor will insure your email will be sent to all the appropriate CPUC staff members.

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