James Hunter

Monday, January 13, 2014

un-Happy Second Birthday, as of January 4, 2014 CPUC has not ruled!

I just checked the CPUC website to determine if any information has been posted, as of 1:25 PM, January 13, 2014 nothing new has been posted!

The most recent postings by category are:

A1201003 - Proceeding posted January 3, 2012

January 12, 2012 - RESOLUTION ALJ-176 CATEGORIZATION Resolution ALJ 176-3287 Ratification of preliminary determination of category adopted.

  1. The most recent posting is dated 
  2. May 06, 2013 , that is  252 days ago !

  3. It would seem appropriate to post something, if only the status of the consideration and decisions has been made by the two Administrative Law Judges and commissioner:

    • ALJ: Sean Wilson (Assigned Jan 13, 2012)
    • ALJ: Gary Weatherford (Assigned Mar 1, 2013)
    • COMMISSIONER: Catherine J.K. Sandoval (Assigned Jan 13, 2012)

    A simple monthly update "consideration for the ruling is continuing, as of mm/dd/yyyy", would be helpful and indicate "something" is happening for our tax dollars.

  4. "Notice that ALJ: Gary Weatherford (Assigned Mar 1, 2013) was assigned to the case on March 1 and this just appeared on the website in August 2, so March, April, May, June and at least 1/2 of July, it took CPUC over 120 days to apparently announce the judges appointment to the case." Since the announcement I have not been able to find anything else, regarding the SJWC Rate Increase, that might have originated from ALJ: Gary Weatherford.

  5. It's disturbing that the updates are significantly delayed, before being posted on the CPUC website.

    1. It's time for some questions to be asked by the ratepayers, the press and hopefully DRA (aka ORA - the Office of Ratepayer Advocates)

      1. 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, since they can always make the increase RETROACTIVE.

        If your concerned about the potential  San Jose Water Company 44% Rate Increase or the lengthy process that's costing you even more money, 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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