Newsom appoints David Hochschild
to Public Utilities Commission
David Hochschild is Mayor Gavin Newsom's newest appointee
to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
By Bay City News
August 13, 2007
Solar energy advocate David Hochschild is the newest addition
to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Mayor Gavin
Newsom has announced.
Hochschild's resume includes two years as chair of the Power
Committee for the Public Utilities Citizens Advisory Committee
as well as time served as co-chair of the San Francisco Solar
"David is an innovator whose level of expertise will help
solidify San Francisco and the Public Utilities Commission as
a leading source in solar power and clean energy development,''
Newsom said in a statement. "San Francisco is proud to lay
claim to many of the best and brightest minds in the field of
renewable energy and David certainly serves as example of this
Hochschild, who co-founded the Vote Solar Initiative, a 30,000
member nonprofit organization focused on promoting solar energy
policies in 10 states, will soon begin a new position as vice
president for a Silicon Valley startup, focusing on low-cost solar
technology. He is a San Francisco native who resides in the city
with his wife.
"I'm honored to have this opportunity to serve the city
and to help advance San Francisco's goals, particularly with respect
to promoting more renewable energy in San Francisco,'' Hochschild
said. "I believe there's no area where we have a greater
opportunity for San Francisco to become a model for the rest of
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