A2010018 - Public Comments


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Julie Osburn Cathedral City Cove, CA92234

To those in a position to decide our fate. I beg of you...no more rate increases. We finally see society returning to some sense of normalcy after a pandemic that ravaged finances for so many. IAM OPPOSED! Single income family here. I was laid off one year ago. I am extremely watchful with my energy usage and can't cut any more corners. It was 117° today and I suffered with the swamp cooler as a cost effective choice over A/C. Please decide against SCE's proposal. They had a huge loss and we can't be expected to cover it. My neighborhood has a tax assessment on every home, mine with interest is $51,000. I'm not asking SCE customers to pitch in. I'm appalled to think they'd suggest this. SHAME ON SCE!

Jun 15, 2021 5:46 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Ann Lee Duarte, CA91010

I think it is a fair proposal to increase rates for people privileged enough to live and frequently visit this island, especially if it helps to subsidize costs for ordinary people living on the mainland.

May 25, 2021 12:06 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Josh Feuer Santa Barbara, CA93105

SCE’S request to increase electric rates is unconscionable. We already have some of the highest electricity rates in the nation as a consequence of California politicians’ green agenda that forced SCE to invest heavily in green energy at the expense of electricity infrastructure maintenance. Now we have public safety power shutoffs to reduce the risk of wildfires, rolling blackouts in the summer because of inadequate power supply and frequent power interruptions similar to a third world country. And our Governor wants to ban the sale of gasoline powered vehicles by 2035? Please stop this insanity. If California had invested in Nuclear, hydroelectric and natural gas for electricity generation instead of windmills and solar, we wouldn’t be in this mess and electricity would be green, reliable and low cost. Please deny SCE’s request for a rate increase and rethink California’s energy policy.

Apr 20, 2021 11:55 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Lorena Larson Fullerton, CA92832

I vehemently oppose the proposed rate increase as described.

Apr 18, 2021 10:57 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Sarah Endsley Santa Monica, CA90401

My name is Sarah Endsley and I live in California. I was born in 1979.

Apr 11, 2021 4:47 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Michelle Becerra Ojai, CA93023

Please do not raise our electrical rates any higher. Edison has a monopoly on the household electricity and we are at their mercy. My rates are high enough. It is becoming a hardship for me. I am very careful about my usage. Give the people a break. No increases please.

Apr 09, 2021 4:49 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Mary Sims Thousand Oaks, CA91360

I request that Edison does not raise the electrical rates on myself and other steady paying and valuable customers. At this time, we are all under extreme hardship due to Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it has had on our economy. I am an unemployed homeowner. I lost my permanent position as a secretary in the legal department of a major studio in May 2018 after 24 years at the same position. My supervisor of twenty years retired in 2014. As we all know, feature production ceased last year, and my position as temporary clerical has become non-paying even though I am still considered an employee in the temp pool. This means I have not received any pay since February 2020. I have been working other temporary jobs and sewing masks. I have limited savings funds. I am living on my savings, unemployment, and good judgement. I have been successful so far. I am considering buying a generator as my electrical needs are not great. Generators would be detrimental to our environment as a generator runs on gas. Solar panels are not feasible for me due to the high cost of installation and leasing of the panels, besides there being any financial support by any agency. Due to Covid, I am unable to rent out rooms in my home. I am a high risk due to my asthma. It would be a shame if Edison were to lose its steady customers due to a raise in rates as they lose their homes due to lack of funds to pay their mortgages. As a temporary 2020 Census enumerator, I witnessed many empty residences in our community and many homeless people. This is due to poor planning and does not make sense today. Better management would solve these problems. We have seen this happen in our historical financial past. I question if this raise in rates is being used to provide funds to replace aging Edison electrical equipment, a known source of fires here in California or funds due to the cost of legal judgements. This equipment and these costs are not a trusted, steady customer's responsibility. This equipment should be the responsibility of the provider and owner of said electrical equipment, SoCal Edison. There are other ways to find adequate funding for the replacement of electrical equipment. There are other means to sway judgement due during these trying times. Please do not pass this on to your customers. Due to loss of many sources of income, loss of business, and lack of industry, Edison may have suffered a loss of paying customers as well. Most small businesses in my community are closed, using no electricity. Entire strip malls are empty. Lack of business is not your paying residential customers responsibility. Please find another way. If different source of funds is not used, your business may indeed suffer more loss in the future due to your customers loss of their homes. Financial institutions also use electricity and are losing a great deal of funding as seen in the loss of mortgage interest rates, inability to see customers in person, and drop in the value of major industry around the world. This is a catch twenty-two situation for everyone. The next decade will be hard on all of us, not just Edison. Please find another way. If you are hiring, I am available.

Apr 06, 2021 2:43 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Donald Beaver Avalon, CA90704

Honorable Members of the California Public Utilities Commission: Please do not approve the proposed rate increase for water customers on Catalina Island. Our rates are already among the highest in the state. We conserved during the most recent drought but are now being asked to pay much, much more than the current cost. The Edison suggested increase is excessive and will harm our just barely recovering island economy making it even harder for the many service and hospitality employees who live and work here to survive as many are struggling now as it is. Conservation, reclamation, and storage of rainwater are what we need more of, not rate increases for private consumers. Thank you.

Apr 05, 2021 4:20 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Thomas Richardson Avalon, CA90704

THE NOTICE EDISON SENT FALSELY REPRESENTS WHAT IS TRANSPIRING. I protest it. EDISON HAS TWO PLANS. PLAN A IS BASED ON TRANSFERRING $30,000,000 IN PAST COSTS TO ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS. THIS IS BEING FOUGHT BT CAL ADVOCATES AND THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK (TURN). IF THIS PLAN SUCCEEDS THE SERVICE CHARGE TO RESIDENTS WILL INCREASE 141% BY YEAR 5 AND RATES BY 221%. WATER BILLS WILL BE OUTRAGEOUS. IF THE TRANSFER TO ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS DOES NOT GO THRU, VERY UNCERTAIN, EDISON HAS PLAN B. IT THIS PLAN SUCCEEDS THE SERVICE CHARGE TO RESIDENTS WILL INCREASE 427% BY YEAR 5 AND RATES BY 600%. WATER BILLS WILL BE EYEPOPPING. SCE PROPOSED RATE INCREASES are outrageous.

Apr 01, 2021 4:05 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
jason kim torrance, CA90501

i just do not understand that why bad decisions on these companies, the punishment has to be felt and paid by us. the companies have money and i understand they are help create jobs, but they have to be liable for mistakes and bad decisions just like we go to jail if we make a mistake or bad judgement/decision

Mar 31, 2021 5:36 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Michael Hauser Palm Springs, CA92264

Catalina needs to pay for these 'upgrades' perhaps taxing hotels, ferries, etc. NOT THE REST OF THE STATE. NO INCREASE!!!!!!

Mar 31, 2021 3:27 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
George Mavrovich murrieta, CA92564

I pay enough in utility bills. Therefore, I am against any rate increase. Build nuclear power plants. The french have thorium reactors to provide power. The french got it right. Renewable energy is only useful on a very small scale.

Mar 31, 2021 1:01 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Boris Rimensberger Fullerton, CA92831

I'm against any water rate increases that exceed the prevailing inflation rate numbers. Proposed increases in the 63 to 65 % range is simply outlandish; there is NO data to indicate that such increases can be substantiated and justified. How are people going to pay these increased costs? You people need a reality check!! No wonder people are leaving California in droves.

Mar 31, 2021 12:34 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Carole Aijala Walnut, CA91789

I strongly oppose any rate increase. We the public are continually called upon to pay for mismanagement of funds by large companies. We have already had a recent rate hike by SCE. We simply cannot afford to live and pay our bills if this rate increase stands.

Mar 30, 2021 10:04 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Carol Millage Ojai, CA93023

If the State of California would invest in the infrastructure by building more reservoirs to HOLD and actually STORE water in the existing lakes, such as Lake Casitas, instead of allowing millions of gallons flow down to the ocean to be wasted for non-existent trout (the local teachers plant fingerling trout in case you were wondering how they got there), we may not need to increase the water rates. This should have been done 30-40 years ago, but its not too late to do it now. Worried about the trout? What about the fish in the lake now, birds (CA Condor?), the deer, turkey, and bear that rely on those lakes? I know you don't care about the peoples' needs but I figure you environmentalist (I love animals AND people) may at least like to keep the wildlife alive. Oh and let's not forget the thousands of people pouring through the border. They are going to need water too! So if our Governor would stop wasting our money on some stupid train that nobody wants, we could use that money to build lots of lakes. But I know, then there wouldn't be an emergency every other day to control the people. Thanks....but no thanks...

Mar 30, 2021 9:52 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
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