Alameda County’s Community Choice energy program is moving forward. Now is a crucial time to join the East Bay Clean Power Alliance in advocating for community representation on the board and development of local energy resources to benefit our community.
Clean Power to the People May 25th is a happy-hour mixer with a campaign update and community organizing strategy session. We need to organize ourselves to take action at an upcoming late June or early July Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. We must come together to demand an Alameda County Community Choice energy program that will meet our communities’ needs. Without our voices at the table, the program is moving forward without local clean energy, equitable economic development, or family-sustaining union jobs to benefit our communities.
Before you come, it would be helpful if you:
- Read the Proposal by the East Bay Clean Power Alliance, April 2016 which calls for program goals to be included in the Joint Powers Authority Agreement (which sets up the governance of the community choice energy agency) and for five community members to be on the JPA board along with elected officials.
- Read and circulate our organizational sign-on letter: Put Our Communities in Community Choice, within your organization in advance of the meeting. On May 25, we are asking organizations to sign on, that have not already done so.
Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
OakStop, at 1721 Broadway (basement) in downtown Oakland
Near 17th Street at the 19th Street BART station