By Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn has retired as chief assistant general counsel for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Cohn broke the news of his retirement Wednesday through LinkedIn, saying it is ⿿with mixed feelings⿝ that he makes the announcement. He retired at the end of last year.

⿿For almost 19 years, I enjoyed being a part of the SMUD legal and executive teams, which together with the SMUD board, were responsible for making SMUD the top-ranked utility in California and a model agency for our region and the nation,⿝ he wrote. ⿿In particular, I am proud to have helped SMUD license, finance and construct all of its wind, cogeneration, and natural gas-fired power plants, decommission and replace the former Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant with a state-of-the-art combined cycle facility and a 1,200-acre nature preserve, and recover over $100 million in damages in recent years from numerous defendants who committed antitrust violations and other breaches of contract with SMUD.⿝

Cohn added that he looks forward to spending more time in the community and at City Hall, serving the residents of District 3 and the city.

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