Welcome to the Low Income Oversight Board website

By Senate Bill 2 from the Second Extraordinary Session (SBX2 2), the Legislature established the LIOB to advise the Commission on low-income electric and gas customer issues and to serve as a liaison for the Commission to low-income ratepayers and representatives. Moreover, SBX2 2 required specific activities, which would enable the LIOB to advise the Commission. It also described the selection process and types of members allowed to serve on the LIOB. Additionally, SBX2 2 listed the Commission's duties in conjunction with the LIOB.

On October 7, 2005, the Governor of the State of California signed into law Senate Bill 580. SB 580 expanded the LIOB's duties by including low-income water customer issues of which the LIOB can advise the Commission.

On June 7, 2007 the Commission adopted Resolution E-4095 revising the Low Income Oversight Board Charter, which describes the governing structure for the LIOB, consistent with Section (§) 382.1 of the California Public Utilities Code.

On March 8th, 2018 the Low Income Oversight Board Adopted its Guiding Principles - Vision and Mission Statement

The LIOB membership consists of eleven Board members.

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Low Income Oversight Board Members

Benito Delgado-Olson
LIOB Chair

7730 Pardee Lane
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 569-5862

Governor Appointee

Maria Stamas
LIOB Vice-Chair
Western Director, Energy Affordability
Natural Resources Defense Council
111 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone (415) 875-6100

Public Member Position

Robert Castaneda
Proteus, Inc.
1830 N. Dinuba Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93291
(619) 852-6290

Public Member Position

Genevieve Shiroma

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102


Jason Wimbley
Department of Community Services and Development
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 576-7129

CSD Appointee

Lisa Castilone
Community Development and Tribal Manager
Grid Alternatives
1660 Chicago Ave. #M21
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 471-7047

Public Member Position

Paul D. Irwin
Executive Housing Director
North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority
57907 Old Mill Site Court
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 676-6297

Public Member Position

Patricia Watts
FCI Management Consultants
3850 E. Gilman St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 719-9300

Private Weatherization Contractor Representative

Jessica Lim
Principal Manager, Customer Service
Southern California Edison
1515 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA, 91770

Electrical/Gas Corporation Representative

Jeff Linam
California American Water
1033 B Avenue, Suite 200
Coronado, CA 92118

Water Corporation Representative

Lourdes “Lulu” Medina
Dolores Huerta Foundation
(559) 908-4692

Lourdes  Medina

Public Member Position Representative

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