Anthony Rendon Statement on Release of Long Beach Outage Investigations

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement after Southern California Edison released internal and independent investigations regarding two major power outages in Long Beach in July:

“I am disappointed in Edison’s failure to properly operate and oversee its underground network in Long Beach. My legislative colleagues and I will stay in close contact with Edison to ensure the identified deficiencies in the underground system are repaired.

“There’s a lesson to be learned for utility companies around the state – the safety and reliability of service must be their top priority. Utilities must take proactive steps to ensure this result, and the Public Utilities Commission must enforce these principles.

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.