California Energy Commission Opportunities

Greetings!

The California Energy Commission has two great opportunities for individuals looking to engage with their communities:

1. If you’re interested in advancing energy equity and environmental justice, please consider joining the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG)!

a. The DACAG was created by Senate Bill 350 and is the principal advisory body for the CEC and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and advises the agencies regarding the development, implementation, and impacts of clean energy and transportation programs in disadvantaged communities.

b. More information about the DACAG and how to join can be found in the attached PDF titled, “DACAG Solicitation 20220411,” or on the CPUC’s DACAG webpage and the CEC’s DACAG webpage.

2. If you’re interested in transportation efforts, please consider joining the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (CTP) Advisory Committee!

a. CTP Advisory Committee Members will provide input on the development of the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan, which establishes program priorities and funding allocations.

b. More information on how to join the Advisory Committee can be found in this PDF titled, “Notice of Opportunity to Serve on the Investment Plan Advisory Committee of the Clean Transportation Program”

Office of the Public Advisor, Energy Equity, and Tribal Affairs
California Energy Commission
Office: (916) 957-7910
Email: publicadvisor[at]energy[dot]ca[dot]gov
Web: https://www.energy.ca.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/office-public-advisor

California Energy Commission
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Candidate Forum – Sacramento County Supervisor District 5 Candidates

May 17, 2022 at 6 pm

Join Sacramento Metro Advocates for Rail and Transit (SMART) on May 17 at 6 PM for a virtual forum on Zoom and Facebook with candidates for Sacramento County Supervisor District 5! The topic will be their take on transportation – vision, priorities, and the benefits of public transit and rail improvements and expansion – in Sacramento County. You can copy and paste the link below into your web browser search bar. At the Zoom screen, enter the meeting ID and passcode below to join the Candidate Forum. For more assistance, send an email to info[at]sactosmart[dot]org. We can’t wait to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86522991260?pwd=TjN2Tkg1ajYrdE1aR21qekVaWHlRZz09

Meeting ID: 865 2299 1260
Passcode: 545914

Sac City Council Meeting, April 26, 2022, Item 19 Quarterly Climate Update 

On April 26, 2022, ECOS submitted a letter to the City of Sacramento Council Members regarding their Council Meeting on April 26, 2022, Item 19: Quarterly Climate Update. Below is an excerpt from our letter.

Sacramento can be a leader in sustainable and equitable growth and reducing of GHG emissions. The Sacramento region is the home of the Blueprint, upon which was modeled the landmark law SB375 linking land use and transportation. The concept of coordinating or integrating land use and transportation was right in 2008 and it is still right today. The key is to implement it.

Therefore, ECOS urges the City to use SacRT’s transit system as the backbone for redevelopment. Five- to seven-story buildings should frame the light rail station areas. Streets with existing high-ridership bus routes should be transformed into boulevards with consistently high street walls, wide sidewalks, protected bikeways, street trees on park strips, and curb parking. New parks and public plazas should be inserted.

Click here to read the letter in full.

American River Bridge Deck Replacement Project

On April 21, 2022, ECOS submitted a letter to the California State Lands Commission regarding the American River Bridge Deck Replacement Project. Below is an excerpt of our letter.

ECOS requests you pull this item from your consent calendar to enable a full discussion of this item. ECOS further requests that the Commission deny Caltrans’ application for a public agency permit and approval of a right-of-way map for the American River Bridge Deck Replacement Project.

In 2021, ECOS filed a lawsuit against Caltrans for this Project, asserting that their Mitigated Negative Declaration is inappropriate, for reasons cited below. Our subsequent settlement negotiation for this Project has not led to a resolution.

Click here to read the letter in full.

Sac County Candidate Forum: Watch the Video

April 26, 2022 at 6pm

Watch on Youtube at https://youtu.be/EFvJfZEY3oo.

Sacramento County District 5 Supervisors seat: Hear what the candidates say about issues affecting Sacramento, including climate change, land use and transportation, equity, housing, business and the prospects for a clean energy economy – before the June 7 primary.

The race for the Sacramento County District 5 Supervisor seat is probably the most important race in the Sacramento region in terms of equity and climate. The County and City of Sacramento are the most populous areas within the Sacramento region and therefore, where they go, so goes the region.  

All District 5 candidates will be participating in the forum. They are (in alphabetical order) Pat Hume, Alex Joe, Steve Ly and Jaclyn Moreno. Moderators will be Capradio’s News Editor Kris Hooks, and Environment and Climate Change Reporter Manola Secaira.

Sponsored by Environmental Council of Sacramento, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter, 350 Sacramento, and the Sierra Club Sacramento Group

SAVE THE DATE: April 26, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Watch on Youtube at https://youtu.be/EFvJfZEY3oo.