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01/05/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

Arriaga, Littlefield to take Oath of Office Tuesday


TALLAHASSEE — Isilio Arriaga and Ken Littlefield will take their oaths of office Tuesday following their appointment to the Public Service Commission (PSC) by former Governor Jeb Bush in September 2006.

The oath of office ceremony for Arriaga is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The oath of office will be administered by Judge Catalina M. Avalos, Broward County Court, 17th Judicial Circuit.  Arriaga was reappointed for a term beginning January 2, 2007, and ending January 1, 2011.

The ceremony for Littlefield is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. The oath of office will be administered by Judge Paul M. Hawkes, First District Court of Appeals. Littlefield was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of J. Terry Deason for a term beginning January 2, 2007, and ending January 1, 2011.

Regularly scheduled agenda conference items will be taken up at 1:00 p.m. Ceremonies will be conducted at the following location:

Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

Arriaga and Littlefield will join Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar, Matthew M. Carter II, and Katrina J. Tew on the five-member commission panel. The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information about the PSC, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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