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California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, firstname.lastname@example.org
CPUC TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSITION 16
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2010 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said it will hold a public forum to hear from those opposed to and supportive of Proposition 16, the ballot initiative supported by PG&E Corp. that would create a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds voter approval before local governments provide electricity service to new customers or establish a community choice electricity program using public funds or bonds.
WHEN: March 17, 2010, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
WHAT: An informational hearing hosted by CPUC President Michael R. Peevey on Proposition 16 that will include panel discussions of issues such as the role of a community choice aggregator (CCA) and the interplay between CPUC-regulated utilities and CCAs and municipalities. An agenda will be available prior to the Hearing. There will also be a public comment period.
WHO: A quorum of CPUC Commissioners; senior PG&E Corp. officials; parties opposed to and in support of Proposition 16; and others.
WHERE: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Also available in real time and video webcast at: www.californiaadmin.com/cgi-bin/cpuc.cgi.
The CPUC will not take action at this Hearing.
The CPUC is mandated under Public Utilities Section 366.2 to certify that a community choice implementation plan contains all the necessary information that the State Legislature requires. Each community choice aggregator also has to register with the CPUC.
For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.