LIPA Chairman Resigns in Wake of Sandy Criticism
Friday, November 30, 2012
Long Island Power Authority chairman Howard Steinberg has resigned from the board of directors.
His exit Friday is the latest in a string of departures following criticism of LIPA's performance in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Newsday reports that Steinberg resigned in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He said his work as a private-sector attorney precludes him from devoting the time to address challenges facing LIPA.
Steinberg's resignation follows those of LIPA chief operating officer Michael Hervey, trustee X. Christofer Damianos and vice president of customer service Bruce Germano.
Steinberg was appointed by Gov. George Pataki in 1999.
The utility is being investigated for its performance after Sandy. More than a million customers lost power, and some remained in the dark for more than two weeks.