- The mayor said that he told PG&E president Chris Johns that it would be "impossible to rebuild the neighborhood" if the pipeline was reactivated there and that Johns said PG&E would do "everything in their power" to move it. PG&E's commitment, Ruane said, came with an "associated commitment" on the part of stakeholders to find another suitable location for the pipeline.
- Yee echoed PG&E's commitment to moving the pipeline but said it couldn't guarantee its relocation because sign-off by regulators and other governmental bodies will be necessary to make it happen.
- A former neighborhood resident whose home was destroyed, Tina Pellegrini, said "In order for me to move back (the pipeline) will have to be removed. I can't go to bed at night knowing that pipeline is there."
- PG&E, interestingly enough, did not participate in the press conference. And their response has been not quite as definitive. Earlier today, the Bay Citizen quoted company spokeswoman Katie Romans:
“We realize nobody wants that pipeline to be rebuilt in the neighborhood. We will work with federal, state and city leaders to evaluate all available options. It will not be a decision that PG&E makes on its own.”
Mina Kim spoke to Leland Yee directly earlier in the day. Here's a clip from that interview and a transcript: