Business Meeting

Apr 24
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-IV at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise times will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from March 27, 2014
    2. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    3. Implementation Activity
    4. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    April 11, 2014

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Revised Notice of Meeting 
    (Updated Witness List)

    On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing to follow up on issues it raised in its December 2012 report, Rewiring California: Integrating Agendas for Energy Reform. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    In the report, the Commission recommended the state assess how much, in the aggregate, recent major policy changes related to energy will affect electricity reliability and rates, and whether these policies are achieving California’s stated energy goals. Additionally, the Commission recommended the state develop guidelines for utilities to provide consumers a breakdown of all costs reflected in the retail price of electricity. The Commission also recommended the state identify barriers that need to be overcome so that consumers can better manage their energy use. The Commission also recommended the state establish a comprehensive plan to prioritize current and future energy goals.

    At this hearing, the Commission will hear from representatives from the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Independent System Operator. They will provide an update on the progress California’s energy organizations have made addressing the Commission’s concerns. The Commission also will hear from a panel that will provide the perspective of business and industry and includes the president of the California Business Roundtable and a managing director from Navigant Consulting Inc. A final panel will discuss overarching goals for energy and the environment and will include Stephanie Chen, director of energy and telecommunications at the Greenlining Institute; Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Nancy Ryan, director of policy and strategy at Energy + Environmental Economics Inc.; and, Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute at Berkeley.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in Conference Room 175 on the first floor of 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, April 17, 2014.