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A Note from Your People's Counsel You may have heard that Pepco is requesting a $76.8 million rate increase--the electric utility's largest in at least 30 years. You might also know, but it's worth repeating, that the Office of the People's Counsel is on the record as opposing the rate hike because of the possible harm to District consumers. In March, OPC attorneys mounted a vigorous defense for ratepayers, arguing…
A Note from Your People's Counsel If you follow the proceedings of the Council of the District of Columbia, you may know that Council committees have been holding performance oversight hearings to delve into how agencies are carrying out their mission and serving District residents. As an independent agency of the DC government, the Office of the People's Counsel comes before the Committee on Business and Economic Development, chaired by…