Newsom Appoints Failed “Energy Czar” to UC Board of Regents

Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“‘Ana Matosantos, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents,’ proclaims Gov. Gavin Newsom in a July 22 press release. Matosantos, a Democrat who hails from Puerto Rico, has served as the governor’s Cabinet Secretary since 2019. The press release omits another key appointment. As we noted, in 2019 Governor Newsom appointed Matosantos state ‘Energy Czar,’ calling her a ‘genius’ and a person of ‘unrivaled professional accomplishment.’ The unrivaled genius failed to prevent another round of rolling blackouts and continued energy woes. That should come as no surprise. … In 2011, Matosantos was arrested for drunk driving in Sacramento, but Gov. Jerry Brown refused to accept her resignation. Matosantos served nearly four years as Brown’s chief budget advisor, and her tenure was marked by ‘multibillion-dollar shortfalls.'” (07/27/22)