Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) invites you to participate in the very first meeting of the governing body of East Bay Community Energy, Alameda County’s new Community Choice energy program.
It is up to all of us to hold the new board members accountable to the needs of our frontline and low-income communities of color. Our goal is to pack the room and have members from different organizations comment in support of a Community Choice program with local clean energy buildout and strong community representation. Your voice is needed at this meeting!
LCEA would not have won a commitment to community participation in the governing body, or to a local development business plan, without the active engagement of community organizations.
First on the agenda is to make sure that the Community Advisory Committee we fought for will represent our communities. Active participation and oversight by Alameda’s diverse communities in the Community Choice program as it takes shape in 2017 is vital to ensuring a program that provides equitable community benefits for the County’s residents and businesses. We need strong advocates for equity and justice to serve on that Advisory Committee.
Obviously, this year calls for us to step up our game in a whole new way to confront and resist a new administration that is overtly hostile to our communities and to the environment. Even more than before, local clean energy solutions that address racial inequity and the economic/ecological crisis will need to be advanced at the local level, given the ugly new reality in the White House and in Congress.
Monday, January 30, 6:30-9 PM
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
(across from the Hayward BART station)
RSVP on Facebook here.