Liane Randolph

California Public Utilities Commission

Commissioner Liane M. Randolph was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2015.  She formerly served as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency and was appointed to that position by Governor Brown in May 2011.

Commissioner Randolph’s portfolio and interests generally focus on long-term resource planning, infrastructure, and governance.  She is presently the lead Commissioner for approximately 65 formal proceedings spanning the regulated electricity, gas, telecommunications, transportation and water industries. Commissioner Randolph leads the Integrated Resource Plan proceeding established per Senate Bill 350, the investigations into the future of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the Resource Adequacy proceeding, the Climate Change Adaptation proceeding, and the Transportation Network Companies proceeding.  She is also the chair of the Policy and Governance committee at the Commission, and has spearheaded reforms to the CPUC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.  

Commissioner Randolph is an expert in government and administrative law. She served as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) from 2003 to 2007, where she managed a staff of 70 in the implementation and enforcement of California's Political Reform Act.  Prior to her service at the FPPC, Commissioner Randolph practiced municipal law and previously served as City Attorney for the Cities of San Leandro and Suisun City.  Commissioner Randolph obtained her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also earned a B.A. in History.