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Posting legal notices and policies enhances transparency

The ISO provides public notice of certain information as required legally and by ISO policies  including Alternative Dispute Resolution, government information requests, corporate records and open meetings.

ISO incorporation and policies

The ISO is a nonprofit public benefit corporation operating under these bylaws, incorporation documents and enabling legislation. Our employees and the Board of Governors are subject to clear and well defined codes of conduct and policies.



Independent municipal advisor exemption

The ISO has publicly posted this written disclosure as formal notification to market participants that we have retained Sperry Capital, Inc. as our independent registered municipal advisor in accordance with the independent registered municipal advisor exemption to the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule.  The ISO is represented by and will rely on this municipal advisor to provide advice on proposals from financial services firms concerning the issuance of municipal securities and municipal financial products (including investments of bond proceeds and escrow investments). This notice may be relied upon until July 1, 2016.

Alternative dispute resolution information

If a dispute is not resolved through good faith negotiations, a party may submit a Statement of Claim which commences an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceeding.

  • Matters in alternative dispute resolution
    The ISO posts information about claims currently in ADR, including a statement of claim summary, notices of demand for arbitration, identity of any additional participants and their petitions to intervene. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO MATTERS IN ADR.
  • Matters on appeal
    The ISO posts notices of appeal for ADR matters, summarizes the claim and arbitration award for each matter on appeal, and contains the awards to the extent they have become publicly available. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO MATTERS ON APPEAL.
    • Matters on appeal - previously posted information

Alternative dispute resolution archive

Government information requests

The California ISO provides public notification and access for government information requests by posting the documents to this website.