Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities that make up the Santa Ynez Valley, serving general aviation needs for the valley with the paved 2804 x 75 foot Santa Ynez Airport. The population was 4,584 at the 2000 census. It is named after Saint Agnes, Ynez being the former Spanish language spelling.

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What is utilities law?

Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.

Federal court opinions concerning utilities law in California