The Wisconsin PSC understands its mission, after some prompting by Rick Esenberg.
...The Commission declined to rule today that the construction of the
streetcar project is a proper exercise of the City’s police power,
setting that issue for a later hearing. More importantly, however, the
Commission held that even if the streetcar project is a proper exercise
of the City’s power, the City cannot impose all of the relocation costs
on the utilities that will be affected. Only those costs that the
Commission finds to be “reasonable” can be shifted to the utilities.
Chairman of the Commission particularly noted that the Commission’s
duty is to protect Wisconsin’s utility ratepayers, and expressed serious
reservations that it would be appropriate for the City to pass on
millions of dollars in costs to Southeastern Wisconsin utility
ratepayers who will receive no benefit from the City’s project. The
Commission rejected the City’s contention that it had no jurisdiction to
decide the cost issue, and said that it would hold a hearing to
determine what costs it would permit the City to pass on to the
utilities and their ratepayers.--Warrior quoting WILL
No question about it. Let TommyChooChoo take up a collection if he wants his train.
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