Ojai residents attend the first of two meetings Wednesday to talk about proposed Golden State Water Company rate hikes. (photo by Bill Warner)
By Tim Dewar and Bill Warner
It’s unanimous. None of the 32 Golden State Water Company (GSWC) ratepayers who spoke during two public participation hearings Wednesday think the company deserves a rate increase. A majority, in fact, felt the publicly traded water company should give money back to the approximately 2,900 customers in its Ojai service area.