To advocate on behalf of DC utility rate payers and consumers before the Public Service Commission, federal regulatory agencies, Congress, City Council, and the courts; assist individual consumers in disputes with utility companies; investigate the service, rates and property appraisal of the utilities; provide technical assistance and consumer education and outreach; and to advocate for consumers in no-fault automobile insurance consumers when the DC Commissioner of Insurance holds a rate hearing. Advocate for utility consumers; administer the Office of the People's Counsel; retain outside experts and consultants. One attorney admitted to the DC Court of Appeals appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, who may have no pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, in any DC public utility.
Licensed - Yes
Paid stipend or salary - No