By Jim Shilander
When Southern California Edison’s Community Engagement Panel meets again April 16 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, it will have several new members.
Following the resignation of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment founder Gene Stone from the panel effective March 1, the utility has named Glenn Pascall, of the Sierra Club, who had previously served as Stone’s alternate, to the panel to fill a seat as a representative of the environmental movement. In his resignation letter, Stone said he hoped the body would be given more authority by the state to make policy.
In addition, new representatives have been named for San Juan Capistrano (Mayor Pro Tem Pam Patterson), Dana Point (Mayor Carlos Olvera) and from Camp Pendleton (Tom Caughlan). San Clemente City Councilman Tim Brown serves as vice chair of the body.
Currently, the meeting is slated to focus on security, according to an Edison spokesperson. The meeting will also include follow-up discussion regarding storage issues from its meeting Jan. 27.