CMTA to Help Defeat Proposition 80

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 5, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On November 8 voters will get a chance to decide on California’s future energy policy. Far-reaching changes to eliminate future direct access, to limit advanced metering and real time pricing, and to make renewable energy policy less flexible are contained in Proposition 80.  Even if the measure is ultimately invalidated by the Supreme Court, the outcome of the vote will be very instructive to policymakers who have not heard directly from the voters since the energy crisis of 2000-2001.  

CMTA and other customer groups are joining the "No on Proposition 80" campaign because it would effectively end customer choice for both current and future customers. The campaign is gearing up to ensure that voters hear the truth, that energy policy is exceedingly complex and that Proposition 80 would hurt, not help, system reliability. Opponents have engaged a campaign firm to build a coalition and reach out to the media to ensure voters understand the true purpose of the measure and vote "No" in November.

All customers who currently enjoy direct access, or want that option in the future should join the coalition and contribute to the campaign. A website is scheduled to go live on Tuesday, August 9, to sign on and receive updates and information about the campaign.

Click here to visit the site.
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