State Hears Ojai's Water Rate Frustration

By Logan Hall

Ojai's citizens made no secret of their feelings toward Golden State Water Company yesterday during two public water rate hearings. The public participation hearings, held at 2 and 6 p.m. in Chaparral Auditorium, regarded GSWC's latest rate case. The company is requesting a 25 percent increase in water rates by 2015. The California Public Utilities Commission, which oversees privately owned utilities like Golden State, gave the floor to locals, letting them vent their growing frustration toward rising water rates in Ojai. The

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