Laura Schwartz, program evaluation manager for the Legislative Audit Commission, will lead the team reviewing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC’s) public engagement process. That is one of five research topics the Audit Commission approved this year.
It will investigate three questions, according to the Commission’s one-page summary:
- What are the PUC’s rules for public participation?
- To what extent does the PUC enforce these rules appropriately and consistently?
- How do the PUC’s rules affect the extent to which the public can participate in the Commission’s decision-making process?