SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), the author of ACA 11 (which passed the Assembly by a 61-9 vote on June 2nd), and Governor Jerry Brown announced reaching agreement on extensive reforms to the California Public Utilities Commission, which will vastly improve the way California's utility regulators serve the public. The reforms, which number in the dozens, will affect everything from the commission’s governance, accountability, transactions, transparency, and oversight. Reforms to the CPUC in recent years had proven elusive; this package represents a significant accord toward remaking and rehabilitating the CPUC.
“It's hard to find a community in California that wasn't affected by the CPUC in recent years,” said Assemblyman Gatto, Chairman of the Assembly’s Utility and Commerce Committee. “These much-needed reforms are a significant step to restore the public’s trust in the commission, and ensuring that it does what is best for ratepayers.”