Marysville for Reasonable Water Rates rally postponed – but there’s good news

9 Sep

I got this notice from Connie Walzchak of Marysville for Reasonable Water Rates, saying that the rally originally scheduled for Sept 21 will be postponed, date to be announced. I will also postpone any plans I was making for the 21st – I want it to be in concert with the Marysville rally.

But this is not bad news – she sent along word that their formal complaint had been served and the wheels of bureaucracy are in motion. I know, they grind slow, but they grind. I hope this will come to something good. You can support this move by writing to the CPUC yourself – here’s one link:

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/aboutus/Divisions/CSID/Public+Advisor/

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION-PLEASE READ AND SHARE
CAL WATER HAS BEEN SERVED
RALLY HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!

The Formal Complaint that was filed in May to CPUC regarding the California Water Service proposed increases for Marysville has made it’s way through the CPUC Docket Department and Cal Water has been served. See below:

To: Defendant, California Water Service Company (U60W) and to Thomas F. Smegal, Vice President, its representative:

Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 4.3, the Docket Office of the California Public Utilities Commission hereby officially serves the following legal documents on defendant in the referenced proceeding:

I.INSTRUCTIONS TO ANSWER NOTICE AND CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE FILED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013:
E-Filed: Instruction to Answer
PDF (525 KB)
E-Filed: Instruction to Answer
PDF (643 KB)
II. COMPLAINT C.13-08-017 FILED AUGUST 14, 2013 IN TWO PARTS:

E-Filed: Complaint
PDF (16667 KB): E-Filed: Complaint: PDF (12484 KB)

III. NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT (See, Word document on Attachment Line, above.)
All References to Rules are to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The weblink is available at: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/Practitioner/Library.htm

Please call if you have any questions

Regards,
Martin M. Nakahara
Senior Legal Analyst
‘ 415-703-2291 (Direct)
‘ 415-703-1929 (Office)
* martin.nakahara@cpuc.ca.gov

Cities up and down California and across the U.S. are fighting back against Private “For Profit” Water Companies. This movement is gaining national attention. Our Formal Complaint has grabbed the attention of several State Officials. Their offices waited for our complaint to go thru the process at CPUC and have requested a copy of it directly from CPUC. Something has to be done to protect residents and businesses from the “out of control” spending by the Private Water Companies (like Cal Water).Ratepayers can not continue to fund their disregard for budget control. Ratepayers can not continue to shoulder the burden of rate increases at a whim.

With the mountain of work ahead of us to proceed with this Formal Complaint (meetings etc), it has become necessary to POSTPONE the rally that was scheduled for September 21st. We are humbled by the residents and businesses that have volunteered to help with the rally. Thank you. Thank you to Brenda at Copy City for printing and donating the flyers. Marysville thanks you!! We will be using them in the near future (with a date change).

WE, YOU, OUR CITY needs to continue to show our solidarity!! Please continue to display those signs with pride. You have every right to SPEAK UP and STAND UP!! With the number of hits and views on this site, we know that you are on board Marysville!!

FOR SIGN REQUESTS send an email to:
Marysvillewater@yahoo.com

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!
FIGHT BACK MARYSVILLE!!!!

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