PG&E’s “Great Grab”, and What You Can Do About It (And Do It Soon…)
If you were shocked and horrified by your December and January PG&E bills, you aren’t alone; millions of California households, expecting a moderate 15% increase, were confronted with bills that 150%, 200%, even 300% of their bills for this same period last year.
When they called PG&E, it was “blame the victim” time: we had an unusually wet and cold winter, and you didn’t conserve as well as you should have; you don’t have enough insulation; your appliances are too inefficient.
The facts are that December 2016 and January 2017 in Sacramento were actually warmer than 2015-16, that you had the same insulation you had last year, and that your appliances hadn’t become twice as inefficient over the year. The other facts are that PG&E went to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2015 and applied for a rate increase, to phase in over two years.
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Our neighborhood is using a private online network called Nextdoor Old Foothill Farms, and we think you'll benefit from joining us. We hope this will be a great addition to our website. On our Nextdoor site, neighbors share community events, recommendations, items for sale/free, crime/safety concerns, ideas about how to make our neighborhood better, and more. Please join us to build an even better neighborhood!
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What IS your problem??
Well, if you tell us, we’ll work on fixing it. The Task Force has prepared a survey, that asks simple multiple-choice questions about what YOU feel this neighborhood needs to be what you want it to be. Armed with the results of this survey, we will be able to approach the County, the Agencies responsible for solving our issues, the Sheriff’s Department, and even the State, for the assistance and services we need. Here’s the link: Community Survey
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Fall Family Fest
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pioneer School
5816 Pioneer Way
Sacramento, CA 95841
See flyer for more information: Fall Family Fest
Pioneer Park Grand Re-Opening
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Pioneer Park
5100 Verner Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
Sunrise Recreation and Park District is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Pioneer Park. Bring the kids to try out the new space themed play equipment!
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Old Foothill Farms Community Task Force Public Meeting
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pioneer Elementary School
5816 Pioneer Way, Sacramento, CA 95841