GWP to hear residents concerns over new rate tiers next Wednesday at Sparr Heights


Staff from Glendale Water & Power will be conducting community outreach for a new rate tier proposal at the Sparr Heights Community Center next Wednesday.

The new rate plan was devised by GWP after the previous plan, which had been been designed by Willdan Financial Services of Temecula, was found to be flawed by city staff late last year. The discovery of the error, however, came too late. Willdan’s rate structure, which undercharged some customers, while overcharging others, resulted in a loss of millions annually for the utility.

A new rate structure commissioned by Bartle Wells of Berkeley is now being pushed forward.

Glendale is currently pursuing litigation against Willdan for its flawed work.

Residents in the Crescenta Valley will be the first in a new round of GWP community outreach set to take place across the entire month of June.

Concerned residents are encouraged to attend the meeting on Wednesday, June 4 at the Sparr Heights Community Center (1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale 91208). Meeting begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the GWP at (818) 548-3300, or the Sparr Heights Community Center at (818) 957-7503.