Update: SDG&E plays hardball on Franchise agreements

Amanda Ruetten, Policy Organizer & Masada Disenhouse, Executive Director

This week has been a whirlwind. On Monday we got the news that San Diego City Council President Georgette Gómez sent a memo to Mayor Faulconer stating that she will not docket the Mayor’s bad Franchise Agreements deal and was instead requesting a one-year extension. That would mean the franchise agreements would be in the hands of our next City Council and Mayor (something the Union Tribune applauded). 

But then last night we learned that SDG&E is playing hardball with our energy future, and refusing to negotiate a one year extension

As you know, we’ve been working to ensure the City gets a good franchise deal that allows us to meet our climate, equity and just transition goals. To that end, we’ve met with San Diego Councilmembers, given public comment at Council meetings, and submitted over 1,200 petition signatures. 

We are committed to stopping this bad franchise deal and secure our clean energy future. We will continue to reach out for your support, and with your help we will prevail. 

For more information about the franchise agreements see our Explainer.

About Masada D

Masada Disenhouse co-founded SanDiego350 in 2011 and serves as its Executive Director. She is passionate about engaging volunteers and growing a powerful climate change movement.

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