On behalf of our alliance of 50 local organizations and small businesses, we applaud San Diego Council President Georgette Gómez for choosing not to docket the outgoing Mayor’s electric and gas Franchise Agreements proposal. 

Going forward, we urge our next Mayor and Council to choose a path for our energy system that advances our critical vision: a San Diego region that achieves Zero Carbon by 2035 through a fair and just transition for workers and communities of concern, the creation of good family-sustaining union jobs, and the development of affordable, equitable and inclusive communities powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. 

It is also critical for any extension to guarantee strong worker protections and good union jobs, and that any franchise agreements or alternatives moving forward do so as well. 

The San Diego Green New Deal Alliance looks forward to working with Mayor Todd Gloria and the San Diego City Council to identify the path to making this vision possible while having robust public participation.