Tuesday night the Torrance City Council voted 7-0 in favor of Participating in a Community Choice Aggregation Feasibility Study.
Torrance joins Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Redondo Beach in passing the resolution. Each City has done so unanimously.
Torrance is the largest city of the 15 cities that make up the South Bay Cities Council of Governments and the biggest electricity user.
Next Tuesday night, February 3, the Carson City Council is expected to have the same resolution on its meeting agenda and is expected to become the 4th city in 4 weeks to do so.
Here at the Redondo Beach City Council chamber we just witnessed the 5-0 unanimous vote to pass the a resolution to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation feasibility study, joining Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. We appreciated the opportunity Councilmember Bill Brand gave us to explain the program.
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve a resolution to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) study, thereby joining Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in our South Bay Clean Power initiative.
Santa Monica has long been interested in its Community Choice options and joined the South Bay Clean Power efforts when they learned about our initiative and plans last summer. We are thrilled to have our another world-famous Southern California Beach City participating, especially one with as long a sustainable history as Santa Monica has. On Tuesday, January 20, the City of Redondo Beach has the same resolution on their agenda‘s consent calendar where it is expected to pass, making Redondo the 4th city – and 4th world-famous beach city – in this effort that is quickly growing momentum. We are hopeful that the City of Torrance will follow suit one week later, on Tuesday, January 27, to become City Number Five, the largest and biggest electric power user of all in our initiative.
None of this is happening by accident. It is in fact part of a strategy designed last summer by our volunteer citizens working group that calls for all 15 cities of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments to become partners in a Community Choice Power program. The City of Santa Monica is now part of our revised 16 city plan. Continue reading