you're reading...
AARP, Barbara O'Connor, California Emerging Technology Fund, California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, Donna Lucas, Geoffrey Brown, Jeannine English, Kempster Group's Brenda Kempster of LINK AMERICAS Foundation, Michael Peevey, Uncategorized

More on Nefarious Dealings of California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey, Geoffrey Brown ; In letter to YR, California State University, Sacramento Admits Fraudster Barbara O’Connor No Longer Employee of School [ TLR Note: Barbara O’Connor involved in multiple schemes involving 1) Michael Peevey of CPUC / California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) 2) Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs — sister of Kip Lipper, Jeannine English, and AARP 3) Verizon, Costa Rica devotee Brenda Kempster, Link Americas Foundation ]

I don’t want my name linked to this information, at this point in time.

Geoffrey Brown and Michael Peevey were involved in a CPUC Fundraiser, asking for donations from the Utilities they regulate, at a cost of $20,000 per table. This was in January 2011, which was a few months after the PG&E fire in San Bruno.

The following link, shows a picture of Geoffrey Brown talking to Assemblyman Jerry Hill.
“Assemblyman” Jerry Hill was protesting the fundraiser. Jerry Hill is now “Senator” Jerry Hill.

Geoffrey Brown was one of the Officers of the Fundraiser I can’t find the link, but I recall that Geoffrey Brown was the number 2 officer of the Fundraiser, and Peevey was the number 1 Officer of the Fundraiser. It was because of this fundraiser, that I learned of Geoffrey Brown’s relationship to Peevey’s Chief of Staff.

Please see this link (click on the photo of Jerry Hill/Geoffrey Brown, for info, and ask yourself, What is Geoffrey Brown doing at the CPUC?):

http://fostercity.patch.com/articles/hill-cpuc-foundation-event-shows-regulators-utilities-too-cozy-2

Thanks,

 

Assemblyman Jerry Hill gave another verbal lashing to the CPUC today for an event held in the commission’s honor that solicited money from the utilities it regulates.

PG&E was among several utilities, along with other organizations, that bought $20,000 tables for a dinner in San Francisco that celebrated the California Public Utilities Commission’s 100th anniversary.

Hill, D-San Mateo, blasted the utility’s involvement in the fundraiser because, he said, the money raised by the foundation—which is a separate entity from the commission but has former regulators on its board—could be used to potentially influence the CPUC’s decisions with financial support coming from companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

“One hundred years of the California Public Utilities Commission is a tremendous accomplishment and they’ve done great work over the years,” Hill said as he stood in front of the steps of the CPUC’s headquarters. “But this dinner has been hijacked into a fundraising event for this foundation, and that’s the problem I have with it.”

Hill has become increasingly critical of the CPUC since numerous problems have been revealed about PG&E’s pipeline safety practices following the Sept. 9 gas explosion and fire, which left eight people dead and 38 homes destroyed.

The CPUC foundation was established to educate the public about the work the commission performs, and the money raised at today’s fundraiser would be used to award staff members, pay for training and put on public forums.

Hill said today’s event sends the message that the CPUC’s focus isn’t where it should be: investigating the cause of the explosion and properly auditing utility inspection records.

“If you’re going on a trip to a conference some place, staying in a hotel and going to the classes, and that is paid for directly by the utilities that you regulate,” Hill said, “how can you have an arm’s length relationship with that utility?”

Thomas MacBride, a lawyer who sits on the foundation’s board, disagreed with Hill’s take on the event and said the foundation was established with the intent of promoting the history of the CPUC, not influencing legislation. Most of the events the foundation is expecting to organize, he added, won’t even be related to issues over which the CPUC has jurisdiction.

In defense of PG&E’s involvement in the fundraiser, MacBride said PG&E was among more than 30 organizations that donated money to the event—all of which have been involved with the CPUC in some capacity, including consumer advocacy group The Utility Reform Network.

“It’s a big deal because it’s the agency’s founding,” he said.

San Bruno residents John and Joanne McGlothlin, whose Claremont Avenue home was damaged in the Crestmoor fire, were the only members of the public besides reporters who showed up at Hill’s press conference.

John McGlothlin said they showed up to support Hill’s comments toward the CPUC, adding that he has now lost faith in the commission since the explosion.

“My issue is that I’ve been hearing about how they regulate since the fire, and it has changed my perception,” McGlothlin said. “I think there was an attitude of ‘Go easy, don’t clamp down and don’t fine them,’ because (the utilities) won’t report things.”

Also on today, CPUC President Michael Peevey announced that he would make the commission’s investigation of the Crestmoor explosion more open to the public, according to media reports.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the main investigation into the pipeline explosion, which could take more than a year. Shortly after the disaster, the CPUC also decided to set up its own independent panel to look into the explosion, but the decision to make the investigation’s proceedings more available to the public only came after the commission began hearing complaints that the investigation was being conducting behind closed doors.

Source @:

http://sanbruno.patch.com/articles/hill-cpuc-foundation-event-shows-regulators-utilities-too-cozy

==============================================================================

Reply of California State University In Re Barbara O'Connor

Advertisements

About Leslie Brodie

Leslie Brodie is a reporter, writer, blogger, activist, and a religious leader in the community.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “More on Nefarious Dealings of California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey, Geoffrey Brown ; In letter to YR, California State University, Sacramento Admits Fraudster Barbara O’Connor No Longer Employee of School [ TLR Note: Barbara O’Connor involved in multiple schemes involving 1) Michael Peevey of CPUC / California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) 2) Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs — sister of Kip Lipper, Jeannine English, and AARP 3) Verizon, Costa Rica devotee Brenda Kempster, Link Americas Foundation ]

  1. (Leslie, if you chose to publish this, feel free to edit this so that it is easy to understand, Mike)

    Lawmakers and citizens have been asking Governor Brown to demote CPUC President Michael Peevey. Nobody can understand why Governor Brown refuses to make changes at the CPUC.

    According to an article, The Secret Life of Michael Peevey,

    “From 1973 to 1983, [Michael Peevey) served as president of the California Coalition for Environment and Economic Balance (CCEEB), an organization CFEE grew out of and whose membership shares some overlap with CFEE.
    Based in San Francisco, CCEEB was founded by Edmund G. “Pat” Brown (Gov. Jerry Brown’s father) in 1973.”

    Peevey and Govenor Brown are about the same age. Governor Brown’s Father, Pat Brown, founded an entity CCEEB, and Peevey served as President. This entity then became CFEE, which is the entity that that Peevey attended on April 25, 2013, instead of answering questions before the State Senate, in regards to his job performance.

    Peevey has been a friend of the Brown family for many years.
    It should also be noted that former CPUC Commissioner, Geoffrey Brown (cousin to Governor Brown), is very good friends with Peevey, and still hangs out at the CPUC. It appears these relationships go back to 1973.

    The money trail the Yolo Rabbi discovered through CaliforniaALL, may be linked to Governor Jerry Brown, and his decision to let Peevey remain President of the CPUC.

    In a hidden camera investigation into Peevey’s day in Napa , NBC Investigative reporter made a statement about CFEE,
    (https://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/sen-jerry-hill-of-san-mateo-on-cpucs-michael-peevey-senate-hearing-or-napa-winery-tlr-note-yr-spoke-yesterday-with-office-of-sen-hill-yr-informed-office-of-hill-re-peeveys-involvment/)

    “Instead of addressing the conflict, Peevey kept a prior engagement at the Silverado Resort and Spa in the heart of Napa. According to the agenda, the conference was about clean energy, and Peevey was scheduled to give a short five to seven minute presentation for the non-profit organization, California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy (CFEE). ”

    See page 3, of the Secret Life of Michael Peevey, which discusses CFEE: http://www.sfbg.com/2011/05/24/secret-life-michael-peevey?page=0,2

    “While Peevey is only one of a host of officials who attend CFEE trips, he has more than just a casual tie to the nonprofit. From 1973 to 1983, he served as president of the California Coalition for Environment and Economic Balance (CCEEB), an organization CFEE grew out of and whose membership shares some overlap with CFEE.
    Based in San Francisco, CCEEB was founded by Edmund G. “Pat” Brown (Gov. Jerry Brown’s father) in 1973. CCEEB backed a late-1970s proposal to construct a series of nuclear power plants along the California coastline. More recently, the group honored BP with a 2009 award for environmental education — shortly before the company and lax federal regulators were responsible for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.”

    Posted by Mike Knell | 2013/05/11, 6:17
  2. See the following link, which has Peevey, Carol Brown (Peevey’s Chief of Staff, Geoffrey Brown’s girlfriend), and Sunne Wright McPeak on the Board of Directors of California Telehealth Network (CTN):http://www.caltelehealth.org/board-directors

    Posted by Mike Knell | 2013/05/18, 6:17

Categories

RSS .

  • Yet Another Unlicensed Contractor Debacle 2017/07/10
    This story is late in publishing because the AOC (ahem, the judicial council) spent months drawing out our requests for information on a simple inquiry they should have been able to deliver on the same day it was received because what scant information they did provide was readily available to them. But they dragged out […]
    Judicial Council Watcher
  • Another Clifford Ham boondoggle in San Diego 2017/04/19
    More false promises of tunnels reaching out from jails to courthouses. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so because we’ve stated many times that ALL tunnel promises are false promises made to win local support of the projects and penciled out upon approval. What we find most disturbing is that Clifford Ham has a track […]
    Judicial Council Watcher
  • Writing our obit is a bit premature… 2017/04/06
    Welcome to 2017! Yeah, we know, a bit of time has passed since we’ve been hyperactive here. We’ve been a bit busy frying other fish.  If you consider yourself a progressive, you’ve already read and possibly even recognized our work elsewhere. We will be continuing those projects and check in here as not to neglect […]
    Judicial Council Watcher
  • Welcome to the first business day of our reinvigorated 10 year run! 2017/01/02
    Thanks to the sheer incompetence of Judicial Council staff leadership, we’re going to be spending the next ten years nipping at their heels. Last week, the San Francisco trial court ruled that the Jacobs entities maintained their contractors license and that the 22.7 million that the Judicial Council should have been able to recover is […]
    Judicial Council Watcher
  • Working for the Judicial Council and a pattern of racketeering activity 2016/10/31
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows […]
    Judicial Council Watcher

RSS Drudge Report Feed

  • Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'... 2017/09/20
    Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'... (Top headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:Eerie calm before strike...Maria pummels island...Million without power...Latest...
  • Eerie calm before strike... 2017/09/20
    Eerie calm before strike... (Top headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'...Maria pummels island...Million without power...Latest...
  • Maria pummels island... 2017/09/20
    Maria pummels island... (Top headline, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'...Eerie calm before strike...Million without power...Latest...
  • Million without power... 2017/09/20
    Million without power... (Top headline, 4th story, link) Related stories:Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'...Eerie calm before strike...Maria pummels island...Latest...
  • Latest... 2017/09/20
    Latest... (Top headline, 5th story, link) Related stories:Governor: 'We have not experienced event of this magnitude in our modern history'...Eerie calm before strike...Maria pummels island...Million without power...
  • DIRECT HIT PUERTO RICO 2017/09/20
    DIRECT HIT PUERTO RICO (Main headline, 1st story, link)
  • MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE... 2017/09/20
    MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE... (First column, 1st story, link) Related stories:RADAR...SATELLITE...CONE...'Evacuate or die'...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • RADAR... 2017/09/20
    RADAR... (First column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...SATELLITE...CONE...'Evacuate or die'...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • SATELLITE... 2017/09/20
    SATELLITE... (First column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...RADAR...CONE...'Evacuate or die'...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • CONE... 2017/09/20
    CONE... (First column, 4th story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...RADAR...SATELLITE...'Evacuate or die'...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • 'Evacuate or die'... 2017/09/20
    'Evacuate or die'... (First column, 5th story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...RADAR...SATELLITE...CONE...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs... 2017/09/20
    Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs... (First column, 6th story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...RADAR...SATELLITE...CONE...'Evacuate or die'...Irma leaves foul stink across Florida...
  • Irma leaves foul stink across Florida... 2017/09/20
    Irma leaves foul stink across Florida... (First column, 7th story, link) Related stories:MARIA CAT 4; 150 MPH WINDS... MORE...RADAR...SATELLITE...CONE...'Evacuate or die'...Woman charters plane to save 300 dogs...
  • FOXNEWS Takes Back Lead as Most-Watched Cable Network... 2017/09/20
    FOXNEWS Takes Back Lead as Most-Watched Cable Network... (First column, 8th story, link)
  • GOOGLEFACEBOOK face punishing fines unless they remove terror propaganda within 2 HOURS! 2017/09/20
    GOOGLEFACEBOOK face punishing fines unless they remove terror propaganda within 2 HOURS! (First column, 9th story, link) Related stories:INTERRORNET: Jihadis use social media to spread 27,000 bits of extremist content...
  • INTERRORNET: Jihadis use social media to spread 27,000 bits of extremist content... 2017/09/20
    INTERRORNET: Jihadis use social media to spread 27,000 bits of extremist content... (First column, 10th story, link) Related stories:GOOGLEFACEBOOK face punishing fines unless they remove terror propaganda within 2 HOURS!
  • TARPS COVERING CONFEDERATE STATUES BEING RIPPED DOWN... 2017/09/20
    TARPS COVERING CONFEDERATE STATUES BEING RIPPED DOWN... (First column, 11th story, link)
  • Fury fuels modern political climate in USA... 2017/09/20
    Fury fuels modern political climate in USA... (First column, 12th story, link) Related stories:Anger about EVERYTHING...Anti-Trump Witch Compares Casting Hexes To Singing National Anthem, Saluting Flag...
  • Anger about EVERYTHING... 2017/09/20
    Anger about EVERYTHING... (First column, 13th story, link) Related stories:Fury fuels modern political climate in USA...Anti-Trump Witch Compares Casting Hexes To Singing National Anthem, Saluting Flag...
  • Anti-Trump Witch Compares Casting Hexes To Singing National Anthem, Saluting Flag... 2017/09/20
    Anti-Trump Witch Compares Casting Hexes To Singing National Anthem, Saluting Flag... (First column, 14th story, link) Related stories:Fury fuels modern political climate in USA...Anger about EVERYTHING...
.
%d bloggers like this: