Governor Gavin Newsom’s office has released three appointments to the new Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery, which includes ERG alumna Carla Peterman (PhD ’17). Peterman served as a commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission from 2013 to 2018.
She will be joined on the five-person commission by former California Insurance Commissioner David Jones, attorneys Michael A. Kahn and Pedro Nava, and director of Stanford University’s Climate and Energy Policy Program Michael Wara. The committee is tasked with preparing a report that assesses the impacts of catastrophic wildfires on California and recommends policy that ensures recovery costs are distributed in an equitable manner.
The official announcement may be read here, as well as subsequent articles from the San Francisco Chronicle and local news station KRON 4.