News from SVCA June 7th Meeting

News from SVCA June 7th Meeting

News and information from the recent Sweetwater Valley Civic Association June 7th Meeting.

Dear SVCA Members and Community Members,

We have a few important presentations/discussions taking place.  In particular I think we should all be interested in #8 regarding the trailer to SB 205, an energy-related bill that was passed in the last legislative session.  This is the one that will require all electricity users (both SDGE and Community Choice programs) to pay a fix fee unrelated to how much electricity we use, but rather a fixed fee  based on our income level.

For a State that encourages residents to install solar panels to develop clean energy, this effectively kills any incentive to install solar.  Our current elected officials (David Alvarez in the Assembly and Steve Padilla in the Senate) may be open to initiate a change to this law if there is enough support to do so.  While I could not get David or Steve to attend our meeting because they are in Sacramento, we have a direct line to Steve with his representative, Thomas Lawton. Thomas plans to talk about this bill and hear from us.  Our concerns will go directly to Steve Padilla and hopefully David Alvarez.  If you agree with me that this law is a bad idea, I hope you will attend the meeting and express your concerns.

We will also have most all the posters from our art contest available for you to look at.  For any donation amount whatsoever, you can take a poster home with you.  The annual meeting is always a fun and informative event, and I hope you will join us.

Remember, if you are interested in running for office, please let me know so I can get your name on the ballet.  Let me know which position you are interested in (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Member at Large).

June 7th Agenda Snapshot:

  • Treasurer’s report for June 2023.
  • Fire Safety from Fire Chief Mike Sims and from Sheriff’s Dept Lieutenant Alfred Gathings
  • Elected Representative Reports: Andrew Harvey, from the office of Supervisor Nora Vargas, and Amanda Angulo, Policy Advisor, from the office of Chula Vista Mayor, John McCann

New Business:

  • Thomas Lawton from State Senator Steve Padilla’s office to talk with us about SB205 which passed both the CA Assembly and the Senate and was signed into law during the last session. A trailer on this bill is mandating that all electric customers now pay a fixed rate fee based on income plus pay for your electricity usage
  • Election of Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large)
  • Election of Neighborhood Ambassadors-odd numbered neighborhoods
  • Fixed Utility Rates & Net Energy Metering 3.0 Presentation
  • Housing Zoning Meeting

News from the Community Forum:

  • Special presentation
  • And other announcements/concerns

Sweetwater Valley Civic Association
Meeting Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bonita Library Community Room

Thank you to all who attended the recent meeting and I hope to see you all at our upcoming August 2nd meeting.

All the best,
Judy Tieber, President
Sweetwater Valley Civic Association

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