"As bad as SDG&E is with a watchdog, imagine it without a watchdog.” – Donna Tisdale
“…No evidence confirming such allegations was provided by those lodging allegations, nor discovered by any of the professionals retained by UCAN’s board.” – press release posted on UCAN website
"We're trying to save UCAN and they're dissolving it." -- Mike Aguirre, attorney
March 5, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – To many ratepayers in East County, the Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN) has been a valued ally in their battles against San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). For example, UCAN filed a lawsuit that tried to halt Sunrise Powerlink and submitted a study that helped persuade the California Public Utilities Commission to reject a rate hike proposal.
So UCAN’s announcement that it is dissolving amid an FBI investigation into its finances and a Grand Jury summons has been met with shock, dismay and skepticism here in East County.