Public Service Commission Chairman Kelvin Simmons has announced he will resign as chairman, but stay on as a member of the PSC. Simmons has sent a letter to Governor Holden stating that he will resign as PSC Chairman effective November 3rd. Simmons says he has achieved the goals of making the PSC more open to the public, the media, the legislature and even the utility industry. Among the accomplishments that he cites are the 16 town hall meetings recently held in 12 different Missouri cities to discuss the pending increase in natural gas prices and what those price hikes might mean to Missourians’ winter heating bills. The PSC also settled one of the largest rate complaint cases in state history during his chairmanship, an agreement with AmerenUE to reduce rates by $110-Million on an annual basis by April of next year.