Advocates Renew Call for People’s Commissioner on PSC


NEW YORK – Consumer advocates have renewed their call for a people’s commissioner to serve on the state’s Public Service Commission.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has chosen nominees for two of the three vacant seats on the PSC: John Rhodes, the current head of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and Phil Wilcox, business representative for IBEW Local 97, a labor union.

Now Ceci Pineda, resiliency training and policy coordinator for the social services group Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), wants the governor to fill the final seat with someone who will represent the people and the environment.

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