As a homeowner for whom our second home in Big Bear City is an escape from the large metropolitan area, I think that allowing Bear Valley Electric Service to once again raise rates for electric service is totally unacceptable.
BVES has a monopoly on service in the Valley and is taking advantage of the absence of competition. I think it ironic that my monthly bill for electricity after having spent one weekend per month in Big Bear is approximately one-third that of my Southern California Edison bill for electricity in Los Alamitos.
The median income in Big Bear is about $33,000. Adding an unnecessary increase in energy costs to the residents of my “getaway” community is obscene. Please don’t let BVES line their pockets with ill-gotten and undeserved gains.