CPUC to hold San Carlos forum on CalWater rate increase request

South San Francisco, CA   February 18, 2019 Submitted by John Baker, Local Government Liaison, Executive Division, CPUC

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold several public forums throughout California for customers to communicate directly with the CPUC regarding California Water Service Company’s rate increase request.

For San Mateo County and Los Altos customers, there will a hearing at the San Carlos Public Library, Community Room, 610 Elm St., San Carlos, on March 5, 2019 at 6 p.m.

For Bay Area customers (Bayshore, Bear Gulch, and Los Altos districts), CalWater is seeking a rate increase of $9.3 million (or 10.8 percent) in 2020; an additional increase on January 1, 2021 of $3.2 million (or 3.4 percent); and an additional increase on January 1, 2022 of an additional $3.2 (or 3.2 percent).

The CPUC welcomes attendance and comment on CalWater’s rate increase request at these public forums (called Public Participation Hearings), as public comments will help the CPUC reach an informed decision.

While a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may attend, no official action will be taken on this matter at the public forums.

For those unable to attend in person, written comments may be submitted to: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov. Please refer to proceeding number A.18-07-001 on any written or email correspondence. All public comments received are provided to the CPUC’s Commissioners and the Administrative Law Judges assigned to the proceeding.

If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the forum.

The application is available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M217/K581/217581210.PDF. Other documents related to the rate case are available at https://apps.cpuc.ca.gov/apex/f?p=401:56:0::NO:RP,57,RIR:P5_PROCEEDING_SELECT:A1807001. The Rulings setting the public forums are available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M250/K362/250362096.PDF and http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M257/K938/257938249.PDF.

For more information on Public Participation Hearings, please see www.cpuc.ca.gov/PPH


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