We received the following announcement from San Diego Gas and Electric. (Note: SDG&E has generously provided sponsorship to our Branch.)
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is seeking input from your community!
California has set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A key way to meet those goals is through increasing the use of electricity as a transportation fuel. SDG&E is committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
SDG&E’s Clean Transportation team is seeking the public’s input on its proposed “Power Your Drive Extension Program.” This program would allow SDG&E to install 2,000 chargers at 200 locations over two years. These chargers would be installed at apartments, condominium complexes and workplaces — locations where most charging takes place. For more detailed information on Power Your Drive, please see the attached document.
The team at SDG&E will briefly outline its proposal, then ask community members for their feedback and expectations. CPUC Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen and CPUC staff will also be in attendance to respond to any comments and questions regarding the program. Here is your chance to have a say on the future of transportation in your community. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
On April 22nd Earth Day celebrates 50 years. For this virtual Earth Day celebration, you will get information for San Diego’s County disaster relief, hear issues, activism tips and experiences of climate dangers from native tribes and others.
Considering that changes in our climate and environment have an unfortunate disproportionate impacts to communities of color, it’s important for our communities to engage in the environmental justice movement.
We were recently approached by Supervisor Cox, who wanted to honor the Branch on its 100th Anniversary. At our October 3rd General Membership Meeting, we voted to decline the honor, due to longstanding issues with the Board of Supervisors treatment of African-Americans and other people of color, including the essentially broken CLERB, the resolution opposing AB-392, their failure to adequately address the housing crisis and other issues of interest to our Membership.
We plan instead to present a letter to the Board, outlining our complaints over their actions and policies.
However, we are aware that only a small part of our Membership is able to attend the General Membership Meetings, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to make their concerns known or give us feedback on the letter.
So, please, if you have input on what we should tell the supervisors, let us know by sending us an email!