HICKSVILLE - LIPA Chief Operating Officer and acting CEO Michael Hervey has tendered his resignation, effective in December.LIPA and Hervey have come under heavy criticism from politicians and residents alike for the utility's handling of power restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy.With some people still without power this morning, many people, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, say LIPA wasn't prepared for Sandy. Cuomo told Long Islanders yesterday that the company is fatally flawed and beyond repair and has been for a long, long time.Customers' biggest complaint was the lack of communication from LIPA management about when the power was going to come back on. For Hervey's part, LIPA Chairman Howard Steinberg wrote that Hervey played a leadership role in connection with the planned structural changes at LIPA going forward, which will result in better service and accountability in the years ahead. Hervey had worked at LIPA for 12 years and was acting CEO for the past two years.Mike Hervey Resignation Letter

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