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News Posted on September 27, 2010

Art Torres '71 Nominated to Serve on SFPUC

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has nominated Art Torres '71 to become a member of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Torres served more than 20 years in the California Legislature, including 12 years as a State Senator.  Since March 2009, he has been Vice Chair of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the governing Board of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, is charged with allocating $3 billion to California universities and research institutions to support and advance stem cell research.

"Senator Torres brings extraordinary experience and accomplishments in environmental, natural resource, consumer and labor issues to the SFPUC as the agency continues its efforts to seismically rebuild our water and wastewater systems and deliver renewable power for San Francisco," said Newsom. "I´m proud to nominate him and grateful for his willingness to serve our city and the SFPUC´s 2.5 million Bay Area customers."

California Chronicle article