Rendon Appointment Ushers in Transparency for Transition to a Renewable Future

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Sacramento, CA – After Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins announced his appointment as chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) expressed his appreciation and called for greater transparency as California transitions to a renewable future.

“Speaker Atkins’ appointment is a great honor for me, and I look forward to working closely with my committee members and all those who care about California’s energy future,” commented Rendon.  “Transparency in deciding how California’s businesses and families invest in energy will play a critical role in assuring our state’s vibrant, smart and safe renewable energy future.”  Rendon expects the Committee will exercise careful oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission in the years ahead.

Rendon steps into the U&C chair’s seat after leading the most open and transparent water bond development process in history.  Working with his colleagues, Rendon convened 9 regional water bond hearings, from Indio to Eureka, and several more in the Capitol.  Recent voter approval of Proposition 1 reflected the broad engagement of Californians in deciding how best to invest in California’s water future.  Rendon brings that commitment to transparency to his leadership of the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee, to chart a path forward for energy, water and telecommunications public utilities.

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Assemblymember Rendon chairs the Utilities & Commerce Committee.  Rendon was elected to the Legislature in November of 2012 to represent the 63rd Assembly District, which covers the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.

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