San Diego City Council to vote on Community Choice Energy
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The region’s energy future brought together the mayors of the county’s largest cities today. The focus was on an effort to lower utility rates, while committed to sustainable energy.
If you are not familiar with “community choice energy,” you need to get up to speed because the train is on the tracks. And, if we may, there’s an important station stop in San Diego Tuesday. Monday the train’s location was Chula Vista’s Bayside Park. As San Diego’s Mayor, Kevin Faulconer said, “This week will be monumental for the San Diego region.”
This week concerns a San Diego City Council vote Tuesday and one by the Imperial Beach Council Wednesday.
However, it’s Tuesday’s vote by the County’s largest city that brought out the Mayors of Chula Vista, La Mesa and Encinitas. And although the vote seems cut and dried on whether to go forward with the community choice energy model and as importantly, join the other three cities in a joint powers agreement, the Mayors thought it important enough to hold a press conference on it.
We need to point out, however, that knowledgeable critics of CCA’s point to the ever-changing energy market. And specifically to San Diego’s mishandling of the pension fund and the City Water Department’s debacle regarding meter overcharges.