San Jose Water Company’s Proposed 44% Rate Hike
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Join over 700Â San Jose residents by submitting anÂ Online Petition.
San Jose residents are running out of time to provide feedback regarding the San Jose Water Company’s proposal to increase rates by 44% over the next three years,Â while the California Public Utilities Commission’s own Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) recommendedÂ only a 10% rate increase over three years to achieve the same results. Please note that the San Jose Water Company is not the same as the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
You could make the difference!Â Here are two things you can do to make sure your voice counts.
1. Join over 700Â San Jose residents by submitting anÂ Online Petition.Â If you are opposed to the San Jose Water Company’s proposed rate increases of 44% over three years,Â you may submit an email noting your opposition by clicking hereÂ to submit anÂ Online Petition. The email will automatically be submitted to the California Public Utilities CommissionÂ Public Advisor’s Office.Â The email will serve as a written informal comment, which carries the same weight as verbal comments provided at public events.Â The Online Petition is hosted by San Jose’s District 5 United as a service to all San Jose residents.Â TheÂ Online PetitionÂ is hosted on this web site as a service to all San Jose residents.
2. Learn more: Read the Urgent Message below;Â ReadÂ ourÂ Frequently Asked Questions;Â Watch anÂ NBC Bay Area Investigate Unit video;Â Read more info on theÂ NBC News web site;Â Reference theÂ Division of Ratepayer Advocates’ Report and Major Recommendations;Â Read aÂ Blog by a San Jose Resident;Â or Read aÂ San Jose Mercury News Editorial.