Advertisement

Guest Column: An update from the mayor

February 01, 2012|By David Spence

Over the past few months, there have been a couple of significant issues that have concerned or frustrated our residents and merchants and thus have received attention from the City Council and staff. Because of this, I wanted to apprise you of what the city has been doing to help bring about resolutions that we hope will address our community’s needs.

Southern California Edison Power Outages: Residents have been frustrated by the frequent recurrence of power outages, both prior to, and subsequent to, the windstorm of Nov. 30, 2011. The city has held, and continues to hold, candid discussions with the executive management of Southern California Edison, as well as its parent company, Edison International, regarding the unacceptable number of power outages that have plagued our community. Discussions have centered on SCE's poor disaster response and lack of communication with our residents and city officials, along with its failing infrastructure and the improvements needed to stop these recurring outages.

Advertisement

The city views SCE’s performance and response to these events as unacceptable. Our concerns have been communicated to the utility, as well as to the California Public Utilities Commission, the regulatory agency overseeing SCE. The city not only expects SCE to learn from the mistakes that were made in its response to the windstorm, but to ready itself for future disaster situations by recognizing the urgent need to upgrade antiquated infrastructure in the community and improving communications with its customers. You are encouraged to visit the city’s website at www.lacandaflintridge.com if you would like information on how to file a claim with SCE for damaged or lost property as a result of the power outages, or on how to file a complaint with the California Public Utilities Commission regarding SCE’s service or system.

La Canada Valley Sun Articles La Canada Valley Sun Articles
|
|
|