A Sweet Valentine Night in Santa Monica

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(left to right) Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer of Los Angeles County; Joe Galliani, Chair of South Bay Clean Power Working Group; Dean Kubani, Director of City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and Environment; and Garrett Wong, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Climate & energy at City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

Tonight, just before midnight, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to continue exploring their CCA options with South Bay Clean Power (as well as LA County).

Dean Kubani was asked his opinion about the different CCA options available to the City.  Dean  is the Director of City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment. He oversees all of the City’s efforts related to water and energy efficiency, urban runoff, green building, hazardous materials and sustainability. Since 1994 Dean has directed the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of the Santa Monica Sustainable City Program.

img_1261Council also unanimously adopted a resolution that establishes a platform of goals and objectives for negotiation and appoints one Council representative, one staff liaison and one staff alternate to formally participate in Community Choice Aggregation Joint Powers Authority negotiations.

Supporters from Climate Action Santa Monica, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Sierra Club and the electric vehicle community all spoke publicly on South Bay Clean Power’s behalf.

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Jennifer Kropke, of IBEW local 11, speaking in support of CCA and South Bay Clean Power specifically, on behalf of the union’s 12,000 members.

Joe Sullivan of the Labor Management Cooperative Committee (LMCC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Electrical Contractors at the Santa Monica City Council speaking about his support for South Bay Clean Power’s approach to CCA.

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Paul Scott, Founding Board Member, Plug-In America and long term Santa Monica resident speaking on behalf of South Bay Clean Power as the city’s best CCA option.

Here’s a link to the Santa Monica City Staff report.

One Comment on “A Sweet Valentine Night in Santa Monica

  1. Pingback: City of West Hollywood Votes to Review SBCP Business Plan and Draft JPA | South Bay Clean Power

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