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Water Rate Increase - Public Forum

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold several public forums throughout California for customers to communicate directly with the CPUC regarding California Water Service Company’s rate increase request.
For its San Mateo County and Los Altos customers, there will a hearing at the San Carlos Public Library, Community Room, 610 Elm St., San Carlos, on March 5, 2019 at 6 p.m.
For Bay Area customers (Bayshore, Bear Gulch, and Los Altos districts), CalWater is seeking a rate increase of $9.3 million (or 10.8 percent) in 2020; an additional increase on January 1, 2021 of $3.2 million (or 3.4 percent); and an additional increase on January 1, 2022 of an additional $3.2 (or 3.2 percent).
The CPUC welcomes attendance and comment on CalWater’s rate increase request at these public forums (called Public Participation Hearings), as public comments will help the CPUC reach an informed decision.
While a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may attend, no official action will be taken on this matter at the public forums.
For those unable to attend in person, written comments may be submitted to: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to Please refer to proceeding number A.18-07-001 on any written or email correspondence. All public comments received are provided to the CPUC’s Commissioners and the Administrative Law Judges assigned to the proceeding.
If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the forum.
The application is available at Other documents related to the rate case are available at,57,RIR:P5_PROCEEDING_SELECT:A1807001. The Rulings setting the public forums are available at and
For more information on Public Participation Hearings, please see


Grand Jury Service

The San Mateo Grand Jury is recruiting citizens to serve on the Grand Jury. If you are interested in serving on the 2019-2020 Grand Jury, please submit your name and address to me along with any other pertinent information you have. I will forward the information to the Grand Jury Judge Honorable Danny Y Chou. Below is a link to information about the Grand Jury service:


Finding the Perfect Job!

The Menlo College Career Services Department has teamed up with the Atherton Library to hold a workshop for teens and college students to find the perfect summer job. Topics include searching for job openings, submitting resumes/applications, and preparing for interviews. 

Presenter Dylan Houle is the Director of Career Services at Menlo College.

The workshop will be held at the Atherton Library on Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. 


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Have a great weekend!

Theresa DellaSanta
Deputy City Manager/City Clerk

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