The Culver City City Council voted unanimously to pass South Bay Clean Power’s resolution to participate in the Community Choice Power Feasibility Study being conducted and funded by the County of Los Angeles. Although five members of the public filled out cards to speak in favor of passing the resolution, Councilmembers indicated they were ready to pass the resolution without being persuaded and the speakers happily waived their time at the podium.
Several Culver City residents turned out to support the City’s participation and in favor of reaping the benefits of Community Choice Power programs. Youth members of the Sierra Club’s My Generation/Beyond Coal group, from UCLA, all in bright green t-shirts were also there to support the measure and thank the Councilmembers afterwards.
With the County’s CCA Implementation Work Group about to start its meetings, of the 80 cities eligible to do so, only the 13 cities that are part of the South Bay Clean Power initiative have passed a resolution to participate in the feasibility study.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is also participating in the study but doing so independently – outside of the SBCP effort. Combined, these 14 cities have more electric power than any other Community Choice Power program in the state of California.
The South Bay Clean Power working group is still targeting the cities of Gardena, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale and El Segundo for their participation in the study and the County’s CCA Implementation Work Group. We will not rest until all residents and businesses are offered the opportunity to get much cleaner energy at a nonprofit price with local control.