Public input also sought Aug. 3 on community choice alternative for electric power
East County News Service
July 30, 2016 (La Mesa)—The City of La Mesa seeks public input on its draft Climate Action Plan. Two public meetings are planned with the City’s Enviornmental Sustainability Commission at City Hall (8130 Allison Ave.) at 7 p.m. on August 16 and September 19.
“These are great opportunities for you and your neighbors to help shape the Plan that will guide the City of La Mesa to a clean energy future over the next 20 years,”says Angela Deegan at San Diego 350.org,a nonprofit environmental group dedicated to stopping climate change…If you live in La Mesa, we need you to help provide input to ensure La Mesa adopts a strong, enforceable Climate Action Plan which includes a goal of 100% clean energy and which incentivizes renewable energy and local green jobs.”
A climate action plan spells out how a jurisdiction, its residents and businesses achieve specific reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
San Diego 350.org encourages La Mesa residents to RSVP here for the climate action plan meetings:
In addition, the city will host a public meeting on the prospect of offering residents a community choice program as an alternative to buying power from SDG&E. That meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 3at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 8130 Allison Avenue in La Mesa.
San Diego 350 calls it an “exciting program which introduces competition into the electricity market and facilitates getting to 100% clean energy.”
Community choice programs have, however, drawn opposition from utility companies.
Find out more and RSVP for the CCA presentation here.