1340 Munras
Monterey, CA

Postal Address
Public Water Now
P.O. Box 1293
Monterey, CA 93942

(831) 778-4885

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  • commented 2017-11-30 10:00:44 -0800
    Just reread my comments and realize my attempt at humor was a bit off. Clearly, the rate increase request will mostly pay for other things besides a net increase in the return on capital. I suppose that executive bonuses are among the unnamed expenses, and Perhaps costs for schmoozing regulators.
  • commented 2017-11-29 16:58:02 -0800
    The question is: How much might public ownership reduce the water costs? The answers seem to be clear from the April application for an increase of 2.77% in rates to Enable an increase of .08% in return on capital, a 39 to 1 multiple.. Thus, if a public Utility could borrow at 6% (a 2.1% decrease from the present) not unreasonable for a monopoly in an affluent area), water rates could drop by 80%, give or take. Actually, the application’s math is a bit suspect, and the ratio is probably a bit nonlinear. However, a potential 50% decrease is indicated. Use their numbers to show how a reasonable return would cut water bills in half.
  • commented 2017-11-06 20:22:54 -0800
    please provide an estimated profit and loss or cash flow statement and balance sheet for the first 5 years of public ownership.
  • followed this page 2017-11-05 21:08:48 -0800
  • commented 2017-11-05 21:07:00 -0800
    We are all fighting in our local communities for pretty much the same thing: Affordable Water Rates. Good. How about communicating and cooperating in a statewide network to convince our respective legislators to reform the cPUC Ratemaking Process?
  • commented 2017-10-23 10:04:57 -0700
    I would like to thank you guys for coming up with this site. I want to know how I can sign the petition for having public water?

    Would you please send me the link?

  • commented 2017-10-17 23:06:46 -0700
    Fellow PWN petitioners: Troy, myself, my wife Diane & Dan Turner sat at the Farmers Market today & collected signatures. If anyone is interested in collecting Signatures in front of the Seaside Post office or the Monterey Post office tomorrow, Please contact me (bill leone) at 831-521-1055, or I have a table, two chairs, a table cloth, a sign & other materials for petition signing. If I get a lot of responses for both Post offices, I will need to get my hands on another table, two more chairs, another sign & more petition materials. bl
  • commented 2017-09-29 12:49:12 -0700
    Saw the article in the Monterey Herald about the buy-out, and thought you’d be interested in our latest confluence Newsletter with a very similar success story!
  • commented 2017-09-29 00:26:14 -0700
    I’ll be available starting week of 23 OCT. will call jeanne when i get back in town.

  • commented 2017-07-01 14:05:22 -0700
    Thought I’d get involved with PWN.. I’ve a long history of public/private/non-profit water system management and operations, including a recent conversion of a private to public system in Humboldt County (Scotia). Now living in Pacific Grove, time to help out..
  • commented 2017-05-29 10:35:12 -0700
    this is a test
  • commented 2017-05-02 09:28:13 -0700
    I cannot attend on May 8th but will contribute volunteer efforts in the future.
    I am excited about this effort.