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Unanimously Votes in Favor of ’ x Open Compeition * Utility Com; ..,;,:_‘r‘~1venien'ce and Necessity. . then carrier. ‘ he CPUC’s decision/confirns what we have said all along, open competition is best for the people of Avaloh. For the firsttime, multiplegérowders will be competing to earn your business. This couldghgye never been/achieved the continued support ofthe peop‘e of "V taggegflispeponunit‘y’ito'r thank all of the citizens who wrote letters, came to City Council meetings and : out at the CPUC public hearing. Your voices were heard and we celebrate with you today on yet another victory for open competition. ‘ ln’ granting Curtin Maritime a freight certificate, CommisSioner Randolph wrote that the Curtin Maritime CPCN “satisfies the Commission’s standards for a CPCN and is consistent with Commission policy favoring competition.” This was strongly supported by the CPUC’s long—standing policies and the record‘created at the CPUC’s detailed evidentiary hearings and the local hearing in Avalon. In furtherance of a vigorous and competitive freight service ma‘ketplace for the City of Avalon and the Island as a whole, Curtin Maritime looks ,forvard to working with the Santa Catalina Island Company at Pebbly Beach’s ressertial freight facilities. Multiple providers will ensure that Catalina'lsland consumers willhave a choice in providers and will pay fair prices for quality goods and services. I We again thank the people of Avalon for their continued support Of our CPCN and throughout the next step of this process. ' “my You can find links to text of the full decisions N online at http://nomanopoly4avalon.com. ..