Customers Protest Nearly 20 Percent EBMUD Rate HikeEast Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 6-1 at a contentious three-hour meeting Tuesday to approve a water rate increase totaling nearly 20 percent for the next two years.
Online Shopping Creating Overload Of Recyclables For San FranciscoThe online shopping boom is creating mountains of cardboard and plastic piling up at Bay Area recycling centers and could lead to a higher recycling rates for San Francisco residents.
Sonoma County Water Agency Announces Rate HikeResidents and businesses served by the Sonoma County Water Agency will pay one to two percent more for water, despite conservation efforts during the years-long drought.
Federal Reserve: Interest Rate Hike Likely In JuneFederal Reserve officials believe that a June interest rate hike is likely if the economy keeps improving.
$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising RatesA small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers' rates 16 years in a row.
16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 SalariesBay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California's drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.
EBMUD Proposes Raising Water Rates For CustomersEast Bay Municipal Utility District General Manager Alexander Coate Tuesday proposed a 19 percent water rate increase for customers over the next two years to pay for infrastructure and maintenance work.
Proposed Rate Hike Would Nearly Double San Jose Water BillsThe San Jose Water Company has asked state regulators for permission to raise rates 44 percent over the next three years.
Health Insurance Providers Propose Double-Digit Rate Hike For CaliforniansMany Anthem Blue Cross customers could see their rates jump an average of 18 percent in February, under a proposal by the state’s largest for-profit health insurer. Other insurers are also proposing rate hikes.
PG&E Seeks Rate Hike To Pay For System UpgradesPacific Gas & Electric wants to raise customers’ bills by as much as $12 per month to upgrade its gas and electricity systems.
PG&E To Raise Bay Area Residential RatesThe utility said the added fees are modest and will be used to invest in new power plants and equipment.
Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick FixEven with a fee hike, Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater...