September Meeting - Community Choice: Accelerating the Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy
What can a city do to accelerate the switch to clean and renewable energy? Many see Community Choice, which allows local control over electricity purchases, as an effective way of hastening the switch. Marin and Sonoma Counties are already providing their residents and businesses cleaner, greener and less-expensive electricity through Community Choice than does the for-profit utility, PG&E.
Sunnyvale and Mountain View are jointly studying this model for electricity acquisition. Establishment of a Community Choice agency for Sunnyvale would have a huge impact. Citizens of Sunnyvale would have much more voice in their energy choices and consumption. PG&E could no longer dictate our choices.
Melody Tovar, Regulatory Programs Division Manager in Sunnyvale’s Environmental Services Department, will tell us all about Community Choice and the City of Sunnyvale-led investigation into Community Choice.
We will also meet and hear from candidates for elective office, including:
- Kristen Pan Lyn, Anjali Kausar, and Soma McCandless for the Cupertino School Board
- Noelani Sallings and Jodi Muirhead for the Santa Clara School Board
- Anita Herrmann and Jeff Clarke for the Sunnyvale School Board
- Margaret Abe-Koga and Dave Reeder for the El Camino Healthcare District
- Diane Ritchie and Matt Harris for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge.
2 pm to 4 pm, Saturday.September 20th
DCS currently has three active committees:
Membership Committee: Working to grow the Club membership. Among other activities, the committee is tabling at the Sunnyvale Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to raise awareness of the Club. We need volunteers to join us and talk to interested Sunnyvale residents about the Club. To join the committee, volunteer or contribute ideas contact Mike Serrone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitality Committee: Providing refreshments and other activities for our Club meetings. To support the committee or to volunteer to bring snacks contact Marge Goka at email@example.com.
Membership Committee: Working to grow the Club membership. To join the committee, volunteer or contribute ideas contact Mike Serrone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club has voted to endorse the following:
Recall Sunnyvale Council Member Patrick Meyering.
The citizens organizing a recall campaign have requested help obtaining signatures. Please contact Hon. Chris Moylan at email@example.com
for information on how to help.