- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator called a $250-a-plate dinner to honor former California Public Utilities Commission president shameful and an embarrassment to the citizens of California.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/19eQy4V) that Michael Peevey was honored for his service to the people of California at a dinner Thursday night in San Francisco.

State Sen. Jerry Hill made the remarks about Peevey. The Senator’s district includes San Bruno, where a Pacific Gas and Electric gas line blast killed eight people in 2010. Hill has been a frequent critic of Peevey since then.

Peevey is at the center of an investigation of back-channel dealings between the state commission and PG&E;, the state’s largest utility.

Peevey announced in October that he would not seek another term after 12 years on the board.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.


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