Ann Moller Caen

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Ann Moller Caen was re-appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to the SFPUC. According to her official biography, she "is the President of her own company, Moller & Associates, a consulting firm. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony, the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University, as well as the UCSF Foundation. She has served on Boards of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Fisherman's Wharf Merchant's Association. Caen was also a Director of Pier 39, Siwel, Inc, and Sico Inc. Additionally, she was President of the Nob Hill Capital and Publisher of the San Francisco Visitor News. She is also involved with the Audubon Canyon Ranch, the International Hospitality Center, KQED, the California Pacific Medical Center, the San Francisco Junior League, and the Northern California Cancer Center. Commissioner Caen holds a BS in Biology and Education and an MBA in Finance. She is the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Herb Caen. She was first appointed by Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. in March 1997, and reappointed for a second term in November 2001. Mayor Gavin Newsom reappointed her to a third term in January 2005. She served as President of the Commission from July 1998 to January 2000; September 2001 until January 2003; and January 2008 until September 2009. Her term will expire in August 2012. [1]

Chez Sludge

The Food Rights Network released a major investigative report on July 9, 2010 titled: Chez Sludge: How the Sewage Sludge Industry Bedded Alice Waters. [2] It examines collusion between the Chez Panisse Foundation and the SFPUC based on an extensive open records investigation of the SFPUC internal files. (To view the internal documents see: SFPUC Sludge Controversy Timeline.)

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