My own bills have skyrocketed. Last Monday I phoned the CPUC using the phone number provided. As soon as I said "I am calling to comment on Rate Increase No. 12-07-007" the woman who answered said "I don't have time to deal with this" and she hung up the phone. I was stunned.
In this economy with many people struggling to pay their bills, it is outrageous to justify another rate increase to fund personnel benefits. I hope that many others will study the Rate Increase No. 12-07-007 explanation that is tucked into their latest bill and email a protest. Since I have shared this sentiment with the 1,500 neighbors who participate in the Portola Valley Forum, I have had a stream of emails from people with like sentiments. I encourage everyone to get involved and make their opinions known to the CPUC.