LIPA
LIPA Commission Approves Final Report Detailing Public Power Action Plan

On November 17, 2023 the New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority voted to approve its Final Report for submission to the legislature detailing its action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways. A true public power model means […]

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LIPA Commission Updates

Around September 10, shortly before the second round of hearings, Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato stepped down from the Commission and Assemblymember Khaleel M. Anderson stepped up. Even though the hearings are over, you can still submit your comments on the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority Public Input page. You […]

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Letters to Lawmakers
NEWS FLASH!

Reimagine LIPA has sent a letter signed by 100 concerned organizations regarding the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and cc’ing the Executive Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Staff (“Central Staff”). The letter endorses the mission […]

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LIPA Commission Resumes Hearings on Draft Plan

On Thursday, July 6, 2023, the LIPA Commission announced the new dates for the public hearings on the Draft Report in Establishment of a Public Power Model for the Operation of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). These hearings were originally scheduled for this past May and June but were postponed due to the budget […]

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LIPA Commission Terminates GDS Associates Contract & Resets Schedule for Hearings and Final Report to the Fall

The New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority met in Albany on May 16, 2023 and voted to terminate its relationship with GDS Associates, one of two outside firms retained by the Commission to assist it in its work to deliver to the legislature a plan for transitioning […]

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LIPA Commission Approves Draft Report

On April 17, 2023, the LIPA Commission released and approved its detailed action plan for the transition of LIPA from a public-private model to a fully public power model. It is the culmination of analyses of thousands of pages of financial and operational data; studies of LIPA’s shortcomings, failures, and options for reform; interviews with […]

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New Commissioners Added

The Legislative Commission members have changed as a result of the 2022 elections. The members are now Senators Kevin Thomas (co-chair), James Sanders, Anthony Palumbo, and Monica Martinez and Assemblymembers Fred W, Thiele, Jr. (co-chair), Stacey Pheffer Amato, Doug Smith, and Michaelle Solages.

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LIPA Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee Members Selected

On November 10, 2022, 15 distinguished leaders from Suffolk, Nassau, and the Rockaways were named to the LIPA Commission Advisory Committee. Representing diverse interests and views, they are Bob Catell, Matthew Cohen, Leslie Davis, Pat Guidice, Ralph Kreitzman, Dr. Michael Menser, PhD, Farrah Mozawalla, Dolores Orr, Mitch Pally, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Kyle Strober, Tela Troge, […]

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LIPA Commission Announcements

Huge news was announced on November 10, 2022 on the newly created LIPA Commission website: The members of the Advisory Committee and the dates and locations of the first Public Hearings. Advisory Committee Members Announced From the new LIPA Commission website: The New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power […]

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Rory Lancman Named Executive Director of LIPA Legislative Commission

On October, 5, 2022, Senator Thomas and Assemblymember Thiele, co-chairs of the New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), announced the appointment of Rory Lancman as the Executive Director for the Commission. Mr Lancman (pronounced “lanceman”)will be directly responsible for the leadership and daily management of the […]

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GOP LIPA Legislative Commission Members Chosen

The last step in setting up the LIPA Legislative Commission is for the state minority leaders to nominate their choices for representatives on the Commission. Assembly Minority Leader William A. Barclay has selected Assemblymember Doug Smith of the 5th Assembly District and Senate Minority Leader Robert G. Ortt has chosen Senator Phil Boyle of the […]

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Dem LIPA Legislative Commission Members Named

New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have named their choices to the LIPA Legislative Commission. Senator Stewart-Cousins issued a press release appointing Senators Kevin Thomas (D- 6th Senate District), James Gaughran (D- 5th Senate District), and James Sanders, Jr. (D- 10th Senate District), to serve on the Legislative […]

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