CMUA was initially formed in 1932 and incorporated in 1933 to protect the interests of California’s consumer-owned utilities before the California Legislature. Following our many legislative successes, CMUA launched a new program in 2010 to increase its advocacy efforts before both administrative and regulatory agencies that may have a significant impact on California’s energy and water utility operations.
Today, CMUA represents its members’ interests on energy and water issues before the California Legislature, the Governor’s Office and the maze of regulatory bodies, such as the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the Department of Water Resources, the California Independent System Operator, and the State Water Resources Control Board.
In 2012, the California Municipal Utility Association kept a sharp eye on regulatory and legislative developments and advocated for and protected its members’ interests. This association is becoming a powerful voice for public power and water in California. Learn More…
“All hands on deck” was the mantra heard throughout our offices this past year. Fully staffed, CMUA has an impressive roster of professionals: experienced lobbyists, regulatory and communications specialists, and legal professionals – all experts in their fields with extensive knowledge of every aspect of California energy and water policies. A highlight this year was hiring Gil Topete as our Director for Energy. Gil brings vast experience and knowledge from many years spent working as a Legislative Director and Chief of Staff in the Capitol. Gil was able to hit the ground running, providing a seamless transition for our staff, the Legislative Committee and CMUA as a whole.
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