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.
Council 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.
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.