Date 04/25/2023
Time 06:00 PM
Location Seaside City Hall, Council Chambers, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside, CA

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold several public forums for customers of California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) to offer input about the company’s rate requests, as follows.

WHAT: The public forums will begin with a brief overview of Cal-Am’s rate requests, then public comments will be heard. At least one representative from Cal-Am will be available to customers during the public forums for individual service, including billing issues.




April 11, 2023,
2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.

Remote only

Phone: 1-800-857-1917, passcode: 1767567#

April 13, 2023,
2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.

In-person only
(Rancho Cordova)

Rancho Cordova City Hall, Council Chambers
2729 Prospect Park Dr.,
Rancho Cordova

April 25, 2023,
2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.

In-person only

Seaside City Hall, Council Chambers
440 Harcourt Ave.,

May 2, 2023,
2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.

In-person only
(Thousand Oaks)

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks


Customers from Cal-Am service areas are encouraged to participate in one of the public forums.

You can also make your voice heard in this proceeding, and read the comments of others, on our online Docket Card comment section for the proceeding at

Members of the public can attend the public forums (formally known as Public Participation Hearings) remotely by phone or Internet on April 11 or in-person (no remote access) on April 13, April 25, and May 2. Those who would like to make public comment at the remote public forums on April 11 must participate by telephone and make comment through the toll-free phone line. Those intending to make public comment in-person on April 13, April 25, or May 2 can sign up to speak at the Public Advisor’s Office’s table prior to the start of the public forums.

BACKGROUND: On July 1, 2022, Cal-Am submitted an application to the CPUC seeking approval to increase its revenues for water and wastewater services in each of its districts statewide for 2024 through 2026. Cal-Am also seeks approval of 20 special requests, which include authorization for various fees, surcharges, programs, mechanisms, balancing and memorandum accounts, consolidations, and changes to reporting requirements. On January 27, 2023, Cal-Am filed an updated application requesting approval of a water revenue adjustment mechanism.

The CPUC welcomes attendance and comments at the public forums, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision. The Administrative Law Judge assigned to the proceeding is scheduled to issue a Proposed Decision in the case for consideration by the CPUC within a year.

While a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may attend the public forums, no official action will be taken on this matter.

If special accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English or sign 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 public forums.

Further information on public forums is available at

The Ruling setting the public forums is available at

Documents related to this proceeding are available at