Your Right to Freedom of Energy Choice - Not Worthy of a Vote.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, despite the effort of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, the Supervisors of the County of San Diego did not vote to allocate County funds, your funds, to a Feasibility Study of Community Choice Energy. As a result, the matter died before the County. It did not come up for a vote.
Since Sempra Energy and friends of SDG&E spoke out against Community Energy, in opposition to the many supporters of Choice who also commented, appeared, testified and submitted comments (see SDED's letter here), the question begs to be asked whose freedoms are being served?
Does this Non-Action reflect the wishes of County residents? OR, is the County, SDG&E and Sempra oppressing you, the families and businesses of San Diego? Did the action solely serve the interests of Sempra and SDG&E to operate as a local monopoly?
Let us know with the poll at the left. Just maybe, SDED and advocates for Community Energy, have it all wrong. Perhaps you don't want freedom of energy choice and competition in San Diego. In other counties across the State, choice has led to lower prices and cleaner energy.
It's a California Law, Community Choice Aggregation. Under SB 790, it is illegal for a utility corporation to lobby public officials unless the CPUC has approved an Independent Marketing Division funded by shareholders. Which has not yet happened!
CAST YOUR VOTE. Was the NON-Action an act of representative leadership? Or was it corporate subservience and democratic oppression?
Open Letter to the Supervisors by the Directors of SDED.