Wednesday, February 17, 2016

More Peevey

The San Diego Union-Tribune continues with its ongoing investigation of former California Public Utilities Commission chair Michael Peevey, who is now in deep (something) for his activities there related to electrical regulation. Blog readers will know that his activities touched Berkeley and UCLA. Based on what the newspaper has exposed - through public info requests for UCLA and PUC documents and emails - it doesn't appear there was any wrongdoing on the UCLA side. However, Berkeley quickly severed its link with Peevey as the scandal unfolded. The buried lede in the Union-Tribune, however, suggests that UCLA has not:

"While Peevey lobbied for the research funding in 2014, he also was arranging to accept a seat on the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation advisory board — a position he still holds today."

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