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CPUC holds Community Meeting in Merced

Mike Conway

Post Date:05/04/2017


Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366,


SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2017 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) invites Merced County residents to a community meeting to learn more about the CPUC.

 When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

 Where: Merced County Board Chambers, 2222 M St., 3rd Floor, Merced, CA 95340

 What: The CPUC's Commissioners will discuss the role of the CPUC and how the agency impacts the lives of Californians, the role of

Commissioners, helpful consumer programs, how to get involved in CPUC proceedings, and more.

Said CPUC President Michael Picker, 'I look forward to our community meeting in Merced, and I hope that Merced County residents will come out and learn about the CPUC and how to make their voices heard about issues that affect their lives. From energy to telecommunications to water to railroads, the CPUC regulates essential services that people use every day.'

The CPUC will hold its May 11, 2017, Voting Meeting in Merced at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at 678 W. 18th St. Merced. The agenda for the meeting includes items on Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) rate case, and on the CPUC's efforts to identify disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley and determine options to increase access to affordable energy in those communities.

The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC protects consumers and ensures the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy.

If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English language interpreters, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the meeting.

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