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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.


INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO BOARD POSITIONS – DUE NOVEMBER 11

CPUC Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma is soliciting interest for two LIOB public member positions from individuals who have expertise in the low-income community. Interested candidates must apply by submitting a biography or resume (no longer than one page), a statement of interest (no longer than one page), and a list of three references, with contact information. Applications should be submitted to Leuwam.Tesfai@cpuc.ca.gov no later than November 11, 2019. For complete instructions and eligibility information, please refer to: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/SearchRes.aspx?docformat=ALL&docid=317667906.

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Low Income Oversight Board Members


Benito Delgado-Olson
LIOB Chair

SupplyBank.Org
7730 Pardee Lane
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 569-5862
benito.liob@gmail.com


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
mstamas@nrdc.org

Public Member Position

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

Public Member Position



Genevieve Shiroma
Commissioner

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Genevieve.Shiroma@cpuc.ca.gov


Commissioner

Jason Wimbley
LIOB
Department of Community Services and Development
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 576-7129
jason.wimbley@csd.ca.gov



CSD Appointee

VACANT POSITION

Public Member Position

VACANT POSITION

Public Member Position

Patricia Watts
President/CEO
FCI Management Consultants
3850 E. Gilman St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 719-9300
patwatts@fcimgt.com

Private Weatherization Contractor Representative

Daniel J. Rendler
Director, Customer Programs & Assistance
Southern California Gas Company
555 W. 5th Street, GT19A5
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(951) 830-6360
drendler@socalgas.com

Electrical/Gas Corporation Representative

Jeff Linam
California American Water
1033 B Avenue, Suite 200
Coronado, CA 92118
Jeffrey.linam@amwater.com

Water Corporation Representative

Lourdes “Lulu” Medina
Dolores Huerta Foundation
(559) 908-4692
lulourdesmedina@gmail.com

Lourdes  Medina

Public Member Position Representative

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