Mr. Pereira answered
questions about the UCA budget and funding and explained that ratepayers
pay for the PUC, UCA, and the utility's legal counsel and consultants.
Mr. Pereira answered questions about the UCA's legal counsel and
why it is part of DORA. Mr. Pereira responded to a question about
the UCA's outreach to consumers. Mr. Pereira went over risks to the
"public interest" approach, in the UCA's view. Mr. Pereira
went over the main complaints they have received from consumers. Mr.
Pereira closed by discussing strategies to return public interest to the
center of the discussion.