The CPUC often holds Public Participation Hearings to hear from the public on issues before the CPUC. If you have questions about Public Participation Hearings, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor. You can also read What to Expect at Public Participation Hearings.
See information on upcoming PPHs below. To see more CPUC events, check out our What's Hot calendar.
Upcoming Public Participation Hearings
Public Participation Hearings in the CPUC’s Rulemaking into the Review of the California High Cost Fund-A Program (R.11-11-007)
- April 17, 2014, 4 p.m., North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56901 Kunugib, North Fork, CA 93643
- April 21, 2014, 4 p.m., Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, CA 95642
- May 8, 2014, 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Express Yreka, Big Meeting Room, 707 Montaque Rd., Yreka, CA 96097
Prior Public Participation Hearings
OPEN ISSUE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARING
A Public Participation Hearing on General Topics
- October 16, 2013, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding
The purpose of this Public Participation Hearing is to hear from the public regarding any issues that fall under the CPUC’s jurisdiction. A quorum of Commissioners will be present; however, no voting or official CPUC business will occur.
Prior to the Public Participation hearing mentioned above, the CPUC will hold a Resource Fair.
- October 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Community Room, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding
The purpose of this Resource Fair is to provide the public access to and the opportunity to learn about resources available to them in the local area, utility service providers, and different branches of the CPUC.
Participation Hearings in the CPUC’s investigation into the outage of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) (I.12-10-013).
- Oct. 1, 2013, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. AND 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Al Bahr Shriners Building, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego;
also available via listen-only toll-free phone line at 877-347-9604, passcode 771069; also available in real-time and archived thereafter via audio webcast
The CPUC opened this multiphase investigation to consolidate and consider issues raised by the extended outages of Units 2 and 3 at SONGS. Generally, the proceeding is focused on any warranted refunds to ratepayers or rate reductions. The Phase 2 Evidentiary Hearings on October 7-11, 2013 will consider the removal from rate base of non-useful capital assets at SONGS. Other phases of the proceeding have or will address other SONGS-related cost issues. These Public Participation Hearings are an opportunity for the CPUC to hear from the public about how the CPUC should adjust rates as a result of the non-operation of SONGS. The presiding Administrative Law Judge will set the Agenda and determine speaking times. During the first hour of the Public Participation Hearings, local government representatives will be given priority for public comment. Members of the public who wish to address the CPUC must sign in at the Public Participation Hearings and will be called upon in the order listed on the sign-in sheet. Community-based organizations and other groups are encouraged to identify one or two speakers to represent the views of the organization’s members.
Public Participation Hearings to discuss potential changes to the California LifeLine program, such as new discount levels; expanding the services eligible for the discount, including wireless Lifeline service, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and other non-traditional services, and what these services might include; continued support for application of discounts to installation charges; pros and cons of pre-qualification of potential Lifeline customers; and, other topics of interest to California LifeLine subscribers or potential applicants. (R.11-03-013)
- May 14, 2013, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Rancho Cordova City Hall, Council Chambers, 2729 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
- May 15, 2013, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
CPUC Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
- June 12, 2013, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Al Bahr Shriners Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111
- June 17, 2013, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
City Hall, 3900 Main St., Riverside, CA 92522
- June 18, 2013, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, Room 01.040A and B, 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
- July 17, 2013, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Humboldt County, Board of Supervisors, 825 5th St., Eureka, CA 95501
- July 31, 2013, 4 - 7 p.m.
Fresno City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 2600 Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93721
- August 13, 2013, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Laurel Inn and Conference Center, 801 W. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906
PG&E General Rate Case
Public Participation Hearings to provide an opportunity for customers of PG&E to communicate directly with the CPUC regarding PG&E’s
General Rate Case Phase 1 Application (A.12-11-009)
- May 22, 2013, 7 p.m.
War Memorial Building, San Bruno Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno, CA 94066
- May 23, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
CPUC Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
- May 29, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Hugh Burns Building Auditorium, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Fresno, CA 93721
- May 30, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Bakersfield City Hall, Council Chambers, 1501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
- June 5, 2013, 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
- June 10, 2013, 7 p.m.
Stockton City Council Chambers, 425 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, CA 95202
- June 12, 2013, 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
- June 17, 2013, 7 p.m.
Chico City Council Chambers, 421 Main St., Chico, CA 95928
- June 19, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Alfred E. Alquist Office, Building Auditorium, 100 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
- June 24, 2013, 1 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 248 Main St., Soledad, CA 93960
- June 25, 2013, 7 p.m.
San Luis Obispo City / County Library, Library Community Room, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Valencia Water Company Rates
Public Participation Hearings regarding the Application of Valencia Water Company for CPUC approval to increase annual revenues of $4,013,000 or 15.97 percent in a Test Year Beginning January 1, 2014, $858,000 or 2.93 percent in a Test Year Beginning January 1, 2015, and $1,270,000 or 4.23 percent in an Escalation Year Beginning January 1, 2016, and to Make Further Changes and Additions to Its Tariff for Water Service and for other Items as requested (A.13-01-003)
- May 16, 2013, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.
Santa Clarita City Hall, Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd.,
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
California Water Service Company Rates
Public Participation Hearings regarding the Application of California Water Service Company for approval to increase rates for water service by $92,765,000 or 19.4 percent in 2014; by $17,240,000 or 3 percent on January 1, 2015; and by $16,950,000 or 2.9 percent on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the Rate Case Plan (A.12-07-007). The Hearings are as follows:
- April 8, 2013, 6 p.m.
Marysville City Hall Council Chambers, 526 C St., Marysville, CA 95901
- April 9, 2013, 6 p.m.
City of Commerce City Hall, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040
- April 10, 2013, 6 p.m.
Carson City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 701 E. Carson St., Carson, CA 90745
- April 11, 2013, 6 p.m.
Tomales Town Hall, 27150 Shoreline Highway (HWY 1), Tomales, CA 94971
- April 12, 2013, 6 p.m.
Lucerne Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Dr., Lucerne, CA 95458
- April 15, 2013, 6 p.m.
Chico City Hall, Council Chambers, 421 Main St., Chico, CA 95928
- April 16, 2013, 6 p.m.
Guerneville Veterans Memorial Building, 16255 First St., Guerneville, CA 95446
- April 29, 2013, 6 p.m.
Bakersfield City Hall, South City Council Chambers, 1501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
- April 30, 2013, 6 p.m.
Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, CA 93240
- May 3, 2013, 6 p.m.
City of San Mateo Council Chambers, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403
- May 6, 2013, 2 p.m.
King City Hall Council Chambers, 212 S. Vanderhurst Ave., King City, CA 93930
- May 6, 2013, 6 p.m.
Salinas City Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
- May 13, 2013, 6 p.m.
City of Dixon Council Chambers, 600 E. A St., Dixon, CA 95620
- May 15, 2013, 6 p.m.
Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
- May 17, 2013, 6 p.m.
Livermore City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550
- May 23, 2013, 6 p.m.
Lancaster City Hall Council Chambers, 44933 N. Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534
February 21, 2013, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. AND 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: As part of its investigation (I.12-10-013) into the extended outages of Units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the CPUC will hold two Public Participation Hearings focused on Southern California Edison’s (SCE) operational and financial response to the SONGS outages. The Hearings will take place at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa.
Public Participation Hearings on Cal-Am/Water Supply Project
Public Participation Hearings regarding the Application of California-American Water Company for approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates (A.12-04-019) will take place as follows:
January 9, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Monterey City Hall Council Chambers, 580 Pacific St., Monterey
While a quorum of Commissioners may be present, no voting will occur. If you require special accommodations, please notify Mary Evans at 415-703-2074 or at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 – 5 business days before the hearings.
Public Meetings on 415 Area Code
The 415 area code is expected to use up all the available prefixes by October 2015. To ensure that new numbers are available for customers and technology expansion, the CPUC has begun the process to introduce a new area code to the geography now served by the 415. The new area code added to the 415 will be 628.
There will be one Local Jurisdiction Meeting and two Public Meetings, as follows:
Local Jurisdiction Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7 p.m.
505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael
The public is invited and encouraged to attend any of the meetings scheduled. If you are unable to attend these meetings, you may submit written comments to the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013, on the CPUC's website, or via email to email@example.com. Additionally, you may call the Area Code Hotline number for more information at (866) 340-6147. If you require additional accessibility assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office five business days prior to the meeting date toll free at 866-849-8390 or toll free TTY at 866-836-7825.
Public Participation Hearings on Smart Meter Opt-Out Costs
BAKERSFIELD (PG&E and SoCalGas territories)
December 13, 2012, 6 p.m.
Bakersfield City Hall Council Chambers
1501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
SANTA BARBARA (PG&E, SCE, and SoCalGas territories)
December 14, 2012, 3 p.m.
County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, 4th Floor
105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
LOS ANGELES (SCE and SoCalGas territories)
December 17, 2012, at 6 p.m.
Junipero Serra State Office Building
Carmel Room - Auditorium, 1st Floor
320 West 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
SAN CLEMENTE (SCE, SoCalGas, and SDG&E territories)
December 18, 2012, 6 p.m.
San Clemente Community Center – Ole Hanson Fireside Room
100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672
SANTA ROSA (PG&E territory)
December 20, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Steel Lane Community Center – Dohn Room
415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
* Oct. 23, 2012, 6 p.m.: Public Participation Hearing regarding the Application of Great Oaks Water Company for CPUC approval to increase rates for water service by $1,930,413 or 14.28 percent in 2013, to decrease rates by $477,210 or -3.09 percent in 2014, and to decrease rates by $426,852 or -2.85 percent in 2015 (A.12-07-005)
- San Jose Scottish Rite Center – Auditorium, 2455 Masonic Dr., San Jose
Public Participation Hearings are being held to give the public an opportunity to comment on the utilities’ request to change their respective authorized cost of capitals and to reduce their authorized return on rate bases (A.12-04-015, et al).
* October 4, 2012, 7 p.m., San Bernardino City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 N. D St., San Bernardino
- A.12-04-015 – SCE Application. PPH on 10/4/12 in San Bernardino (with SoCalGas)
- A.12-04-017 – SoCalGas Company’s Application. PPH on 10/4/12 in San Bernardino (with SCE)
* October 5, 2012, 7 p.m., Al Bahr Shriners Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego
- A.12-04-016 – SDGE’s Application. PPH on 10/5/12 in San Diego
* October 9, 2012, 7 p.m., Fresno City Hall, Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno St., Fresno
- A.12-04-018 – PG&E’s Application. PPH on 10/9/12 in Fresno
August 14, 2012, 6 p.m.: Public Participation Hearing regarding Southern California Gas Company's request to amend its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility (A.09-09-020) at the Northridge Women's Club, 18401 Lassen St., Northridge
August 13, 2012, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (two hearings): Public Participation Hearings re: the Application of Golden State Water Company, on Behalf of its Bear Valley Electric Service Division, for approval of costs and authority to increase rates and other charges for electric service by its Bear Valley Electric Service Division (A.12-02-013) at Northwoods Resort & Conference Center, 40650 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake
June 2012: Public Participation Hearings on Application of San Diego Gas & Electric for authority to update Marginal Costs, Cost Allocation, And Electric Rate Design (A.11-10-002 ).
- June 26, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Chula Vista City Hall Council Chambers, 276 4th Ave., Chula Vista
- June 27, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Al Bahr Shriners Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego
- June 28, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): California Center for the Art Escondido - Conference Center, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
- Proceeding Information
May 2012: Public Participation Hearings on the Application of Southern California Edison for authority to establish marginal costs, allocate revenues, design rates, and implement additional dynamic pricing rates (A.11-06-007):
- May 14, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Downey City Hall Council Chambers, 11111 Brookshire Ave., Downey
- May 15, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Palm Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
- May 16, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Santa Ana City Hall Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
- May 23, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings): Tulare City Hall Council Chambers, 491 North M St., Tulare
- Hearing Schedule
- Public Notice
- Proceeding Information
May 21, 2012, 7 p.m.: Public Participation Hearings on the request of San Jose Water Company to increase rates charged for water service (A.12-01-003) at Corinthian Event Center, 196 N. Third St., San Jose.
May 8, 2012, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.: Public Participation Hearings on the request of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for approval of Economic Development Rate for 2013-2017 (A.12-03-001) at Fresno City Hall Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno St., Fresno.
May 2, 2012, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.: Public Participation Hearings on the request of Park Water Company to increase rates charged for water service (A.12-01-001) at Bellflower City Hall Council Chambers, 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower.
April 5, 2012, 2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Public Participation Hearings on the request of SDG&E and SoCalGas to establish a Wildfire Expense Balancing Account for recovery of wildfire-related costs (A.09-08-020) at Al Bahr Shriners Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego
February/March 2012: Public Participation Hearings on Golden State Water Company's rate increase request.
- February 29, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings) at Chaparral High School, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
- March 1, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings) at Bell Gardens Council Chambers, 7100 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens
- March 2, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (two hearings) at Stanton Community Center, 7800 Katella Ave., Stanton
- March 13, 2012, 4 p.m. at Calipatria High School, Wirt Auditorium, 601 W. Main St., Calipatria
- Read the Public Notices: Ojai | Bell Gardens | Stanton and Calipatria
- Media Advisory
Jan. 26, 2012: A Public Participation Hearing regarding recent Southern California Edison power outages following a severe windstorm was held in Temple City.
Jan. 24, 2012: A hearing regarding San Diego Gas and Electric’s request for CPUC approval for the East County Substation Project was held in Jacumba.
November/December 2011: Hearings were held on proposed rate increases for customer of Golden State Water Company in Rancho Cordova, Bay Point, Clearlake, Los Osos, Carson, Claremont, Barstow, and Apple Valley.
October 2011: SDG&E and SoCalGas Rates. Hearings were held in San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Oceanside, Culver City, Van Nuys, Gardena, and Palmdale.