CPUC Public Participation Hearings

The CPUC often holds Public Participation Hearings (PPHs) and other events to hear from the public on issues before the CPUC. If you have questions about PPHs or other events, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor. You can also read What to Expect at Public Participation Hearings.

See information on upcoming PPHs and other events below. To see more CPUC events, check out our Meeting and Events Calendar.


Upcoming Public Participation Hearings

Public Forum on Utility Poles

A Public Participation Hearing to bring awareness to residents and solicit their input about utility pole safety issues.

  • May 21, 2018, 5 p.m.
    •  Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110 

Prior to the Public Participation Hearing, the public is invited to join former CPUC Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval for a tour of utility poles in the San Jose area. The tour will start at noon on May 21 at the Willow Glen Community & Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

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Public Forum on San Jose Water Company Rate Increase Request

A Public Participation Hearing that will begin with a brief presentation on the proceeding and an overview of San Jose Water Company's rate request; then public comments will be heard.

  • May 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
    • San Jose City Council Chambers, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
    • Beginning at 6 p.m., representatives from the CPUC and others will be available in the lobby to provide information about the proceeding and answer questions. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Media Advisory in Spanish

Read San Jose Water Company's Customer Notice

 SoCalGas and SDG&E Rate Case

We are holding several public forums and Information Sessions to provide an opportunity for customers of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to give their perspective and input to the CPUC about the request of the utilities to increase rates in 2019-2022. The forums and Information Sessions will take place as follows:


  • May 29, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Visalia Convention Center, Charter Oak Ballroom A, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
  • June 12, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Holiday Inn Palmdale, 38630 Fifth St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
  • June 14, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
  • June 19, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Inglewood City Hall Community Room, 1 Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
  • June 20, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission Board Room, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815
  • June 21, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Board of Supervisors Board Chambers, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501
  • June 13, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • El Cajon City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • June 26, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • California Center for the Arts, Salon 3, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
  • June 28, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Chula Vista City Hall Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910

Public Forums

The public forums will begin with a brief presentation on the proceeding and an overview of the rate increase request of the utility, and then public comments will be heard.  The CPUC Administrative Law Judge assigned to the SoCalGas and SDG&E rate cases will preside over each public forum, called a Public Participation Hearing. The Administrative Law Judge is scheduled to write a proposed decision in the matter for CPUC Commissioner consideration by the end of the year. The CPUC welcomes attendance, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision.

Information Sessions

As noted above, there will be Information Sessions in advance of certain public forums. There will be informational tables hosted by the utility, the CPUC, and other groups participating in the proceeding (these groups are called "parties" to the proceeding, and they advocate for different perspectives, such as small businesses, agricultural customers, and residential customers). Attendees will be able to stop by each table and get information on the proceeding and ask questions. The CPUC has also asked SoCalGas and SDG&E to provide customer service staff for customers to ask questions about their bills.

Media Advisory 

SoCalGas Customer Notice

SDG&E Customer Notice

Proceeding Documents for SoCalGas (A.17-10-008)

Proceeding Documents for SDG&E (A.17-10-007)


San Joaquin Valley Community Energy Option Assessment Workshops:


The CPUC will hold a series of public workshops to receive community input on energy options to improve affordable access to energy for the disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley that have limited access to natural gas, as follows:

  • May 7, 2018, 6 p.m. - Le Grand
    • Le Grand Elementary, 13071 E. Le Grand Rd., Le Grand, CA 95333
    • (Merced County)
  • May 8, 2018, 6 p.m. - De La Vina
    • Casas de La Vina, 23784 Ave 9, Madera, CA 93637
    • (Madera County)
  • May 15, 2018, 6 p.m. - Allensworth
    • Allensworth Elementary School Cafeteria, 3320 Young Rd., Earlimart, CA 93219
    • (Tulare County)
  • May 16, 2018, 6 p.m. - Seville
    • Stone Coral Elementary School Cafeteria, 15590 Ave 383, Visalia, CA 93292
    • (Tulare County)
  • May 17, 2018, 6 p.m. - Lanare
    • Lanare Community Center, 20620 S. Grantland Ave., Riverdale, CA 93656
    • (Fresno County)
  • May 21, 2018, 6 p.m. - Fairmead
    • Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 22491 Fairmead Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610
    • (Madera County)
  • May 22, 2018, 6 p.m. - Cantua Creek
    • Cantua Creek Elementary Cafeteria, 29288 W. Clarkson, Cantua Creek, CA 93608
    • (Fresno County)
  • May 23, 2018, 6 p.m. - California City
    • Central Park, Strata Center, 10350 Heather Ave., California City, CA 93505
    • (Kern County)
  • June 4, 2018, 6 p.m. - Alpaugh
    • Alpaugh School Cafeteria, 5313 Road 39, Alpaugh, CA 93201
    • (Tulare County)
  • June 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - West Goshen
    • Church of God, 6414 Ave 308, Visalia, CA 93291
    • (Tulare County)
  • June 6, 2018, 6 p.m. - Ducor
    • Ducor Union Elementary School Cafeteria, 23761 Ave 56, Ducor, CA 93218
    • (Tulare County)
  • TBD, 6 p.m. - Monterey Park Tract
    • Monterey Park Tract Community Center, 7655 Foy Ave, Ceres, CA 95307
    • (Stanislaus County)
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