Local political leaders from across the spectrum agree the airport’s more than $2 billion plan to renovate Terminal 1 is a big regional priority that could boost the economy. Yet officials from several agencies have weighed in to express exasperation and frustration with the airport’s approach to the project.
The Clear the Air coalition released the following statement today in response to calls from proponents of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), or government-run energy, urging Mayor Kevin Faulconer to place the issue before the City Council for a vote:
“We applaud Mayor Kevin Faulconer for not rushing into this decision. A government-run energy program in San Diego would expose taxpayers to significant financial risk.
“Earlier this year, the mayor said the city should not consider CCA until it knows what such a program would cost taxpayers, and those costs are still unknown because state regulators have yet to establish a new fee structure for CCAs. When that information is available the city should conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine if a CCA is worth the risk and whether a statewide energy solution is a better choice for San Diego.
“State lawmakers recently established a new 100% clean energy mandate for California that essentially creates the same outcome CCA proponents desire with no risk to San Diego taxpayers.
“Our coalition supports the city’s clean energy goals, but we don’t want to gamble with the city’s financial future. The prudent path is the one the mayor chose. The city needs to know what a government-run energy program would cost taxpayers before it can make an informed decision.”
About: The Clear the Air Coalition is a group of business, environmental, civic and taxpayer leaders working to ensure a diverse range of voices is heard and important questions are answered before critical decisions are made about San Diego’s energy and climate future. Learn more at: www.clearair.usFollow us at: @cleartheaircoand facebook.com/cleartheairco
Community HousingWorks Celebrates Opening of First LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing Community in San Diego
Speakers included Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Councilman Chris Ward and recognition from the offices of Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Representative Susan Davis.
SAN DIEGO (April 27, 2018) – North Park Seniors, the first LGBT-affirming senior housing community in San Diego, was developed by Community HousingWorks (CHW) and hosted its grand opening celebration on Friday, April 27th.
The community is the first LGBT-affirming property in San Diego and one of the first of its kind in the nation. This distinction means that North Park Seniors is welcoming to all seniors, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected class status.
“This new development is open to all and provides a positive and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors; a first for San Diego and one of only a handful in the nation,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.