The CPUC, in its ongoing efforts to promote diversity in utility company practices, will hold its 11th annual public hearing on Nov. 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to examine the diversity programs of the state’s regulated utilities, discuss the CPUC’s own commitment to diversity, and hear from community based organizations and other interested parties who will share their views on creating supplier diversity programs entrenched in economic development and job creation for the 21st century and beyond.
Hosted by CPUC President Michael R. Peevey, this year’s theme is “General Order 156 – Supplier Diversity Growing to New Heights” and will take place at the Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco.
The CPUC’s Commissioners will be joined by the Hon. Gwen Moore, executives of investor-owned utilities, and others to review the progress, commitments, and initiatives made to increase the participation of women, minorities, and disabled veterans-owned business enterprises in procurement by regulated utilities and other entities. Representatives of industry, government, academia, labor, community-based organizations, and other interested parties are expected to attend the hearing. Members of the public are invited to attend; a public comment session will be held.
The morning address will be delivered by Dr. Jake Beniflah, Executive Director of the Center for Multicultural Science. The keynote address will be delivered by Stuart Ishimaru, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.
If you plan to attend and need specialized accommodations, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at least five business days in advance of the meeting at CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., Room 2103, San Francisco, CA 94102 or call 1-866-849-8390 or 1-415-703-2074; or via email.
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On October 19, 2013, the CPUC attended a free health fair and forum hosted by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) at the Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
Approximately 15 organizations representing city, county, state, non-profit, and healthcare agencies provided informational tables equipped with community resources.
The CPUC provided information on consumer programs, e-subscriptions, small business and utility supplier diversity programs, medical baseline, state and federal LifeLine programs, phone scams, powerline safety, energy and water conservation tips, and how to contact the CPUC.
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