SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego Gas and Electric will not be allowed to raise rates on consumers to pay for the 2007 wildfires.
A judge at the California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday denied SDG&E's application to raise the rates, saying it would put unlimited liability for damages onto utility customers.
A Cal Fire report found SDG&E power lines largely responsible for the wildfires, which destroyed more than 1,300 homes and killed two people.
If SDG&E's application had been approved, rates could have gone up as much as $300 per customer, per year.
"SDG&E can't put the costs of their mistake on the back of the rate payers. And they need to stop it and they need to stop it now," Mike Aguirre of UCAN said.
SDG&E released a statement saying the company is reviewing the ruling and plans to reapply to recovery wildfire costs from customers.
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Four community meetings will be held in San Diego to take public input on selection of a new police chief, the city announced Tuesday.
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Signs discouraging people from feeding birds are being installed in four locations along San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach, the Port of San Diego announced Tuesday.