We need renewable energy advocates to speak next Tuesday, Jan 10 at 1:30pm at the Oakland City Council's Community Economic Development Committee meeting (Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1) where it will take up the issue of implementing state law that requires new buildings over a certain size to have charging stations for electric cars.
Developers have succeeded in delaying the council from taking this matter up. We need you to demand that the Committee set a date for a public hearing and adopt ordinances accordingly that would require plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure as required by state law.
We will be addressing Item 6 on the committee agenda:
An Ordinance Adopting Local Amendments To Sections 4.106.4 And 188.8.131.52 Of The 2016 Edition Of The California Green Building Standards Code And Amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 15.04 To Include New Requirements For Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure To Comply With Changes To State Law And Adopting California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Exemption Findings
The state law provides for a minimum, not a maximum and a city can require a higher percentage. So those who are speaking, we should urge the city to increase the percentage, from the proposal's 10% active, 10% wiring provided levels.
1 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland, CA 94612
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