All posts tagged: Climate Action Campaign

Nov 26 – Community Choice Energy + Short Term Vacation Rentals

We have two very important topics on this month’s agenda – that both affect our quality of life in San Diego. Community Choice Energy Community Choice Energy promises to take us closer to energy freedom, lower energy bills and more local clean energy. The Mayor recently asked the city to develop a business plan to allow for separation from SDG&E, but also provided the utility a chance to offer an alternative to maintain its monopoly. Sophie Wolfram, Policy Advocate with Climate Action Campaign, will discuss climate change impacts and why cities are ideally suited to lead the global fight to reverse climate change. Her talk will cover the key strategies in San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, including Community Choice Energy, and address San Diego’s implementation efforts since the plan was adopted in 2015. Short Term Vacation Rentals Tom Coat approached us to talk about why he’s supporting Barbara Bry’s initiative on STVRs. Tom’s website Neighborhoods for Residents compares and contrasts the proposals that will come before the City Council on December 12th. Councilmember Barbara Bry (club …

Dec 15 – San Diego Climate Action Plan Vote at City Council

Tuesday Dec 15 is when the full City Council will vote on the Climate Action Plan to commit to 100% renewables by 2035 and to halve greenhouse gas emissions. If you can, join the historic decision Tues, Dec 15, 12:30pm Rally @ City Hall Plaza, then 2pm Council Hearing @ City Hall, 12th Floor, 202 C Street, San Diego CA 92101. Last Saturday San Diego 350 organized an impressive turnout at Balboa Park demanding Climate Justice with a great line-up of speakers. There’s a writeup of the event, the Paris COP21 conference and the City Council vote by Doug Porter on the San Diego Free Press. If you weren’t able to attend here’s a short overview video by Dennis Stein.

Notes from March’s Meeting – Political Climate

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at our regular start time of 4:00pm. Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates Susan welcomed and introduced guests: Bryan Peace and Kath Rogers. She thanked everyone that brought snacks. She recognized and thanked new club members: Nathan Fletcher, Shana Hazen, Andrew Ishee, and Jimmy Tabb. She also recognized Chris Ward, candidate for San Diego City Council District 3 in 2016. Old Business Liability Insurance Update. It was moved and seconded a motion to authorize the purchase of general liability insurance from the California Democratic Party. The viewing party of Cowspiracy had a good turnout and it was noted that San Diego 350 and Clairemont Clubs were great to collaborate with on this event. The club will have 2 or 3 tables at the San Diego County Democratic Party annual Roosevelt Dinner. Please let John know if you are going and your preferred seating arrangements. Program: Political Climate Climate Action Campaign Kath Rogers and Brian Elliot presented civic engagement and background information on the Climate Action Campaign. Their mission is to …

Mar 22 – Monthly Meeting – Political Climate

Updates: We’re delighted to announce our Congressmember Scott Peters will attend this meeting, and in addition Joe LaCava will talk about the One Paseo petition drive. This month’s meeting is about climate action (or inaction) on the San Diego region generally and the beach areas in particular. Climate Action Campaign is based in San Diego and is looking to build support for the City’s draft Climate Action Plan and ensure its successful passage and implementation. To do this requires creating a powerful base of support for climate protection by enlisting community leaders, grassroots organizations, students, small business owners, and policymakers. Kath Rogers, Operations Director and Brian Elliott, Campaign Organizer will present an overview of Climate Action Campaign, the City’s Climate Action Plan and discuss Community Choice Energy, a mechanism the City is exploring to reach its renewable energy goals. The Community Action Plan is a legally enforceable document which sets out goals for the following: Energy and water efficient buildings Clean and renewable energy Biking, walking and transit Zero waste Climate resiliency Here is a link to the full …