The CPUC's published Agenda for this meeting includes opening an Investigation into issues raised by the extended outage of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3. Again, the CPUC regulates the rates and reliability of electric service by SoCal Edison & SDG&E, majority and minority owners of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant -- NOT nuclear power plant safety, which is the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The CPUC's Draft "Order Instituting Investigation (OII) can be viewed here: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/
At the beginning of each Commission "Voting Meeting," people may address the Commission about items on the Agenda (except closed session matters and certain other cases). If there are a lot of speakers, each speaker will get a maximum of 1 minute to speak. However, if a group wants to select a spokesperson or two, additional time will be allotted for the spokespeople, rather than having all of the individuals speak. In addition, spokespeople can bring such things as petitions or position statements to leave with the Commissioners. We ask your cooperation in allowing a limited number of spokespeople to sign up to speak for a longer time, to amplify and elaborate on our "Core Message to the CPUC" and "Detailed Message" (see post in Comments).
In addition to, or instead of, attending the Commission Meeting on Oct. 25th, you can also submit your Comment to the Commission via e-mail to the Public Advisor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
In prepping to attend the Commission Meeting, be mindful that "Signs brought by meeting attendees are limited to 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size. Sticks or any other type of handle are strictly prohibited." We CAN have larger signs/banners or signs with handles OUTSIDE -- and we will have these for our Press Conference outside, which we will hold at 11:30am. Please plan to stay through at least our Press Conference.
Please attend to show support for a CPUC investigation into the financial aspects concerning the future of San Onofre, for ratepayer protection from unwarranted expenses and a clear choice about investing in truly clean, safe and sustainable alternatives.
THE RATEPAYERS HAVE HAD ENOUGH. WE DON'T WANT TO WASTE ANOTHER PENNY ON EDISON'S MISTAKES.
1. Bios of 5 Commissioners appointed by the Governor (confirmed by State Senate) to 6-year terms (sometimes appointed to fill unfinished terms). http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/
2. "Guide to Commission Meeting and Meeting Agenda" http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/
3. "Rules for Public Comments at Commission Meetings" http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/
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