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File #: 2020-465    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/18/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-101, OPPOSING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S RATE INCREASES FOR 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-101, OPPOSING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S RATE INCREASES FOR 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is on the agenda at the request of Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes.
Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California's big three investor-owned utilities (IOU), has implemented a significant rate increase despite the COVID-19 pandemic. SCE raised rates by an average of roughly 7% across the board affecting all categories of ratepayers that went into effect Monday, April 13, 2020.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

ADOPT Resolution No. 20-101, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, OPPOSING SOUTHERN CALFORNIA EDISON'S RATE INCREASES FOR 2020."


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

In 2018, SCE approved rate increases as part of their General Rate Case (GRC) settlement agreement, so the changes were previously known to be coming.
On March 19th, State of California Governor Gavin Newsom, issued the entire state to be under a shelter-in-place order. Despite the United States and the entire world experiencing the COVID-19 global pandemic, SCE still went forward with its 2018 rate increases effective April 13, 2020. The timing for implementation of these rate increases were not considered and remained imposed upon its customers. Many businesses and other utility providers, executed delayed rate increases, removed late payment penalties and other fee induced opportunities.
Residential customers, a typical non-California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) are experiencing an averaged increase of $7.11 a month (approximately 6.2%) from a current monthly bill of $114.20 to $121.31. For Commercial customers, a notable increase of $15.35 a month (approximately 13%) from a current monthly bill of $117.96 to $133.31. For low-income customers who qua...

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