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Apologize to Pete Bennett? PG&E CEO apologizes for faulty website, fancy dinner, basically everything else

PG&E CEO apologizes for faulty website, fancy dinner, basically everything else

Pete Bennett former PG&E Programmer provided services related to the San Bruno Explosion, HydroTesting and software development.  

After the power went off for 800,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers this week, the utility's CEO had a lot to apologize for.
During a press conference Thursday evening, CEO Bill Johnson took a conciliatory tone and expressed regret for the way the company's public safety power shutoff (PSPS) unfolded. PG&E proactively cut power to 800,000 customers (or an estimated 2.4 million people with the understanding that each customer represents about three residents on average) in an attempt to avoid the spread of wildfires during high winds.
"As a result of this, millions of people have been without a fundamental service they expect and deserve," said Johnson. "This is not how we want to serve you and not how we want to run our business."
Johnson went on to explain the decision was ultimately made with public safety in mind, though Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that framing doesn't tell the whole story. He blamed years of "greed and neglect" at PG&E for putting Californians in this situation.
"It's decisions that were not made that have led to this moment in PG&E's history — it is not conditions," said Newsom during a press conference. "This is not, from my perspective, a climate change story so much as a story of greed and neglect."
Johnson's annual base salary is $2.5 million, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, and that's without counting shares in the company.
The CEO conceded PG&E "will very likely have to make this kind of decision again in the future," but admitted there is a lot the company could do better. He promised PG&E would work to communicate essential information sooner and more clearly.
Johnson apologized for a PG&E website that showed "inconsistent" and at time "incorrect" information. The website continually crashed due to a high volume of visitors.
He also promised workers were working to restore power as soon as possible. As of mid-day Thursday, 42,000 Bay Area customers were still without power — and more statewide. Johnson asked the public not to take out their frustrations on PG&E workers, who he said had been shot at, punched and cursed out in recent days.
"I do apologize for the hardship this has caused but I think we made the right call on safety," Johnson said.
Aside from his apologies at the public press conference, Johnson also found himself apologizing during an interview with The Chronicle Thursday. The paper revealed about a dozen of the company's employees on the natural gas side of the business were wining and dining with top customers at a Sonoma County vineyard just days before the massive statewide outages.
“I want to apologize to every one of our customers,” Johnson told The Chronicle. “Insensitive, inappropriate, tone deaf are the terms I would use to describe this.”

FBI baffled over wave of nighttime fiber-optic cable vandalism

Connecting the AT&T Fiber Vandalism to 9/11 and PG&E San Bruno, Metca
AT&T Fiber Attacks - Walnut Creek HeadEnd Locust Street 

The vexing incidents of attacks involving telecommunications, pipelines, fiber, forest lands, commercial/industrial structures, vehicles, trucks, rail and refineries extremely concerning when adding in over 20,000 pages of stolen PG&E documents connected to Pete Bennett during his 2011 arrest in Walnut Creek CA.

A collection of articles documenting fiber sabotage events, not vandalism but sabotage covering economic, banking, public services and in the bay area has the capability to turn the local economy upside down.

   FBI baffled over wave of nighttime fiber-optic cable vandalism ...

Jun 16, 2015 - FBI baffled over wave of nighttime fiber-optic cable vandalism ... AT&T fiber-optic cables were cut and a sniper's bullets knocked out 17 ...

A year later, sabotage of key fiber optic cables remains a ...

Apr 7, 2010 - An AT&T construction splicer Roger Florendo walks by the trailer used to splice the fiber optic lines that were cut along Monterey Highway near ...

Fiber optic cables in California sabotaged 11 times, AT&T ...

Sep 16, 2015 - FBI agents in California are investigating the cutting of two AT&T fiber optic cables earlier this week – at least the 11th such attack in a year. ... The attack caused internet service to be disconnected, and crews were still working to restore the service on Wednesday.

Cable Sabotage Cripples Internet for Parts of Silicon Valley ...
Apr 9, 2009 - Deliberate sabotage is being blamed for a sizable internet and ... right-of-way in San Jose, climbed down and cut four AT&T fiber optic cables.


The Terrorism Files

Connecting Success Factors to Bennett

The Dubious Phone Call and Time Wasting Project
The folks at TPG will have to answer to my Whistleblower Complaints on the truly odd collection of RFPs emanating from companies connected to Richard Blum, William McGlashan, CBRE, Regency Centers, Trammel Crow, Lennar, Catellus.

My story is about witness murders, private equity, mergers and acquisitions linked back to the Matter of Bennett v. Southern Pacific lost in 1989.  It was a winnable case as long the witnesses testified.  

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