Moreland Commission to Hold LI Hearing Tuesday


The commission investigating the preparedness of New York’s utilities for Superstorm Sandy will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on Long Island.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Long Island Railroad President Helena Williams are among the officials slated to testify before The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response.

The meeting will focus the panel’s attention on restructuring the oversight of the Long Island Power Authority and other utilities, as well as their emergency preparedness and response.


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LIPA came under fire after Sandy left about 90 percent of LI blacked out and management made sometimes contradictory requirements for home and business owners to get their lights back on. Several top LIPA officials resigned after the storm.

Members of the public are invited to offer two minutes of testimony starting at 6 p.m. at the SUNY Old Westbury Student Union Center on Store Hill Road.

New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Gil Quiniones and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein are also scheduled to testify at the hearing.

Another hearing is set for Dec. 20. The public may also submit written comments before or after the hearings at comments@moreland.ny.gov.

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