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(ProPublica)   Something stinks at the California Public Utilities Commission and it's not the sewer gas   (propublica.org) divider line
    More: Asinine, Public utility, Public utilities commission, Audit, California Air Resources Board, Executive Director Alice Stebbins, California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, Commission President Marybel Batjer  
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2021-01-24 6:16:31 PM  
Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.
 
2021-01-24 7:35:57 PM  
CPUC is legendary, and not in a good way. I hope this doesn't get swept under the rug as so many former CPUC scandals have.
 
2021-01-24 7:37:42 PM  
Yeah, it stunk a month ago when this was written.
 
2021-01-24 8:06:02 PM  
The almost 50 percent increase in pay doesn't sound right but the CPUC and the Personnel Board really come across poorly.
 
2021-01-24 8:47:14 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.


As long as they have purchased indulgences from those with the holy sin-absolving D after their names, there has been no sin.

This is the way (of Sacramento).
 
2021-01-24 9:13:19 PM  

Gulper Eel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

As long as they have purchased indulgences from those with the holy sin-absolving D after their names, there has been no sin.

This is the way (of Sacramento).


Not to mention attracting criticism by stinking hypocritical MAGA trolls that have no problem with violent sedition.
 
2021-01-24 10:06:06 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.


Gavin is fully capable of steering a government through good times. The COVID crisis has shown he is indecisive unless a crowd is cheering him on. He quickly became indecisive once the crisis deepened and he needed to confront and hold support for restrictions.

He'll be spineless here, too.
 
2021-01-24 10:06:38 PM  
All of the government sanctioned monopolies suck
 
2021-01-24 10:11:46 PM  
Nobody looks good in this story, which is pretty typical for the CPUC.
 
2021-01-24 10:13:16 PM  
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2021-01-24 10:18:10 PM  
Oh, you mean there's something funny going on with the regulators who rubber stamp every rate increase PG&E asks for?  I. Am. Shocked.
 
2021-01-24 10:22:58 PM  
If this were Tromp's votes, it would be the front page of everything everywhere. Point proven, there's no proof.
 
2021-01-24 11:09:34 PM  

Cagey B: Nobody looks good in this story, which is pretty typical for the CPUC.


i only got halfway through and it was god awful.
 
2021-01-24 11:11:10 PM  
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2021-01-24 11:12:14 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.


The man is a COVID hypocrite who has had his dick in Kimberly Guilfoyle. California is better off without his ilk
 
2021-01-24 11:18:48 PM  

floor: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

Gavin is fully capable of steering a government through good times. The COVID crisis has shown he is indecisive unless a crowd is cheering him on. He quickly became indecisive once the crisis deepened and he needed to confront and hold support for restrictions.

He'll be spineless here, too.


I won't say he's been spineless.  I think he's trying to hit a moving window from a platform moving at different speeds every second.  But, the CPUC is something he does have control over and if he doesn't make decisive action here, his stock will continue to fall at a rate faster than it normal would because of the covid situation in the state(covid enforcement is a local issue, which means there's not much a governor can do except pull funds(people die) or send in the ABC(which he is doing).
 
2021-01-24 11:42:11 PM  
What do they call sewer gas in Scotland?

Crud vapours!
 
2021-01-24 11:42:59 PM  
So somebody was hired to dig through, expose and cut out a century of rot and corruption, was under the authority of the people overseeing the rot and corruption and was fired for doing her job after those people illegally conspired to do so?

You can't clear out corruption if you are beholden to the system being targeted, period. Housecleaning an organization requires authority higher than the organization itself.

The only way to clean up that group is to impose a higher authority with the ability to fire anyone who does not comply with requests for information or orders for remedies.
 
2021-01-24 11:50:53 PM  
Oh yeah, we're well aware that they are a bunch of farkers.
 
2021-01-24 11:56:15 PM  

swahnhennessy: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

The man is a COVID hypocrite who has had his dick in Kimberly Guilfoyle. California is better off without his ilk


Let he who hasn't stuck his dick in crazy cast the first stone.
 
2021-01-25 12:16:13 AM  
The only thing more corrupt than CALPUC is CALPERS.  Both are legendary for creative accounting.
 
2021-01-25 12:28:43 AM  

swahnhennessy: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

The man is a COVID hypocrite who has had his dick in Kimberly Guilfoyle. California is better off without his ilk


Yeah. Really though the Guilfoyle thing is the deal breaker.  It was awhile.  I could see... you know but not five years with that harpy.
 
2021-01-25 12:50:19 AM  
I first read about this at least 6 months ago and at first was outraged, then after reading the full story I was unsure of the veracity of either the PUC or this former employee of the PUC. It seems shady, but it also seems like an ousted auditor is doing their best to make it seem shady.
 
2021-01-25 1:09:00 AM  

recondite cetacean: If this were Tromp's votes, it would be the front page of everything everywhere. Point proven, there's no proof.


yes hunty,trump is the real victim here,thank you for pointing that out.
 
2021-01-25 2:26:09 AM  

vrax: Oh, you mean there's something funny going on with the regulators who rubber stamp every rate increase PG&E asks for?  I. Am. Shocked.


So glad I just have PG&E for gas. (TID for electric.)

When I first moved here, Hubby set up the utilities, so I was confused to get a bill from an Irrigation District. "Hubby, how big is our lot we're irrigating it? Did we buy a cranberry bog I don't know about?"

Our electrical power is provided by water traveling through canals from the Sierras to the Bay through the Central Valley, spinning turbines every (some distance, I dunno), pretty cheap compared to other power sources. The run-off from the snow melt is pretty reliable & is also used for crops with excess from fields being directed back to canals.
 
2021-01-25 6:02:36 AM  
Everything about this incident reeks mightily of retaliation against the lady who reported the shortfall and the auditor who discovered it. In trying to sweep the whole incident under the rug (as usual), the Commission decided to fire Stebbins by claiming to be upset about who she's been promoting- and violated public-records laws in order to do so. Using specious arguments about the inexperience of the most experienced auditor to get rid of a manager who's uncovered $200 million in missing funds isn't suspicious in any way. All the Commission has done is draw attention to themselves and their possibly-crooked (but definitely corrupt) activities.

CALPUC is likely to get audited to smithereens during discovery for this lawsuit. That's some good strategic planning.
 
2021-01-25 8:05:33 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gulper Eel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

As long as they have purchased indulgences from those with the holy sin-absolving D after their names, there has been no sin.

This is the way (of Sacramento).

Not to mention attracting criticism by stinking hypocritical MAGA trolls that have no problem with violent sedition.


You keep deflecting like that, you'll have an NHL goalie's contract in no time.

This is corruption, plain as day. And it's farking over the state's poorest and neediest. In California, which we are regularly reminded is one of the world's top ten economies all by itself, and leads the planet in telling people all about their good intentions.

It has a one-party government, whose governor, a former mayor of San Francisco, appears to have made the inexcusable error of delegating responsibility to somebody who still gives a shiat, instead of to the usual party hacks and patronage lumps who are supposed to get these kinds of gigs.

I realize that b-b-b-b-b-b-b-butTrump is going to have a shelf life until the heat death of the universe on the politics tab, but unless Steve Bannon has somehow Grima Wormtongued his way into the governor's ear, Trump's not in the least bit relevant here.
 
2021-01-25 9:03:22 AM  

Gulper Eel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gulper Eel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Gavin has a very small window to get free of this as it reads he's on the side of those covering up massive corruption.

As long as they have purchased indulgences from those with the holy sin-absolving D after their names, there has been no sin.

This is the way (of Sacramento).

Not to mention attracting criticism by stinking hypocritical MAGA trolls that have no problem with violent sedition.

You keep deflecting like that, you'll have an NHL goalie's contract in no time.

This is corruption, plain as day. And it's farking over the state's poorest and neediest. In California, which we are regularly reminded is one of the world's top ten economies all by itself, and leads the planet in telling people all about their good intentions.

It has a one-party government, whose governor, a former mayor of San Francisco, appears to have made the inexcusable error of delegating responsibility to somebody who still gives a shiat, instead of to the usual party hacks and patronage lumps who are supposed to get these kinds of gigs.

I realize that b-b-b-b-b-b-b-butTrump is going to have a shelf life until the heat death of the universe on the politics tab, but unless Steve Bannon has somehow Grima Wormtongued his way into the governor's ear, Trump's not in the least bit relevant here.


You think it's bad on the pol tab? I saw him blamed for Connor McGregors loss over on sports tab.
 
2021-01-25 9:49:21 AM  
Corporations are trying to purchase the government wherever they can, and public regulators are a great way to get your nasty business approved.  Mariner II East is going in as eminent domain, for example, and it's a negative to the public in every way.
 
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