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Supervisor Fletcher Backs Jacob’s Call for Action on Community Choice Aggregation for County

02/06/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) supports County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s call for the Board to move forward with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Supervisor Fletcher issued the following statement at the conclusion of the State of the County Address on Wednesday.

“Supervisor Jacob has boldly championed Community Choice Aggregation for years and I am ready to work in partnership with her to get it done and bring a Board vote on this important environmental policy,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “Cities and counties that embrace community choice are experiencing benefits, including increases in the use of renewable energy, ratepayer savings, skilled workforce development and local control over energy purchases. Community choice will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.”

During her address, Supervisor Jacob highlighted that there are 19 community choice programs operating in California, serving eight million people, and many more cities are in the exploratory phases. San Diego is in the process of negotiating agreements, and Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Del Mar, Encinitas, La Mesa and Oceanside are all interested in joining a greater San Diego community choice program. Solana Beach already serves community choice customers.

“It’s time we do the same,” Supervisor Jacob said during her address. “Later this month, Supervisor Fletcher and I will ask this Board to move forward on community choice.”

One of Supervisor Fletcher’s key priorities for his first term is advancing policies that protect the environment and tackle climate change. He was recently nominated for appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by California Governor Gavin Newsom.