Attend an important City Hall hearing and ask SF Mayor Ed Lee why he is blocking the launch of CleanPowerSF! Tell the Mayor to Stop Blocking Clean Energy Immediately!
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos has called a hearing to demand answers on why the mayor is both blocking the launch of CleanPowerSF and releasing a Climate Action Strategy with CleanPowerSF deleted from its text.
Here are the hearing details:
Land Use & Economic Development Committee
Room 263, SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place (at Grove & Van Ness)
On September 18, 2012, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, by a supermajority vote, directed the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to launch the CleanPowerSF program. CleanPowerSF is planned to immediately give San Franciscans the choice of 100% clean electricity, and hire hundreds of workers to build community projects to deliver 50% of that clean electricity from local installations.
But outrageously, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (who has received campaign support from fossil fuel utility Pacific Gas & Electric and its high paid political consultant Willie Brown) has been using his leverage as mayor to prevent CleanPowerSF from launching. In 2013, Mayor Lee successfully pressured the SFPUC to halt key work on CleanPowerSF, indefinitely delaying the program.
Then, in February of 2014 Mayor Lee pulled another fast one. The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) has clearly stated for years that the city cannot meet its clean energy goals without implementing CleanPowerSF. SFE had previously written CleanPowerSF into the city's Climate Action Strategy. But Mayor Lee just released a new version of the Climate Action Strategy with all references to CleanPowerSF removed!
Mayor Lee has unacceptably gutted the city's most important environmental and climate change policies to please his fossil fuel energy industry backers.
YOU CAN ALSO TAKE ACTION IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
Go to the following link to send an email to Mayor Lee and other decision makers to demand that he launch CleanPowerSF immediately!
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102
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