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New PUC Commissioner

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his choice for the five-member California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates privately owned utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Genevieve Shiroma, described in a Newsom press release as a "longtime public servant," served 20 years on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District board ending a year ago where she spent all her time pushing the IBEW agenda. Her appointment comes as PG&E prepares to seek bankruptcy protection. They'll have a subservient member on the PUC which may be beneficial as they go through bankruptcy.