Nov. 8, 2017 - Judge Issues Proposed Ruling
Over the past twelve months, San Luis Coastal partnered with PG&E, the County of SLO, and a coalition of cities in SLO County to negotiate a Community Impacts Mitigation Program (CIMP) which would allow us to gradually transition from this loss of revenue over the next decade. The proposed agreement was presented to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for review, subject to later action by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). We have eagerly awaited that ruling, and it arrived today.
Unfortunately, Judge Allen did not approve the proposed CIMP on the basis that it requires legislative authorization to impose the costs onto the ratepayers.
This is not the final word as the CPUC will convene at the end of November to examine the ALJ’s findings. In the meantime, San Luis Coastal will explore all potential legal and political options at our disposal. The Superintendent’s Blue Ribbon Committee report will be presented at the December 12 Board meeting, and it will likely gain more interest as a result of this news. Regardless of how this ultimately plays out with the CPUC, San Luis Coastal is confident we will survive this ordeal by working together to make the best decisions for our district and the students we serve.