Pursuant to Rule 1.4(a)(4) of the California Public Utilities Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (Carmel) respectfully files this motion to intervene in the above-referenced proceeding. The Order Institution Investigation "invites interested parties to actively participate in this proceeding as it involves important safety and other policy matters that may benefits from the expertise, participation, and evidence of other parties."1 Carmel wishes to participate in order to provide and voice for the safety of its citizens in the wake of the March 3, 2014 pipeline blast in Carmel's neighborhood, which destroyed a resident's home and created grave concerns over pipeline safety amongst Carmel citizens. Carmel has a direct interest in this proceeding, because it will specifically address any statutory or regulatory violations committed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company which caused or contributed to the explosion in Carmel.2 There is no other patry to this proceeding that can protects or represent Carmel's interests.
MOTION FOR PARTY STATUS OF CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA