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SCR-49 Public Power Week.(2021-2022)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 49


Introduced by Senator Hueso
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Holden)

May 28, 2021


Relative to Public Power Week.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 49, as introduced, Hueso. Public Power Week.
This measure would designate the first full week of October of each year as “Public Power Week” in the State of California in honor of public power utilities and their customer-owners, policymakers, and employees who work together to provide the best possible energy service for the benefit of their communities.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Public power utilities have served California for more than a century with reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity; and
WHEREAS, Over 10,000,000 Californians in 46 communities are served by a community-owned, not-for-profit public power utility; and
WHEREAS, The residents and businesses in those communities have a direct say in utility operations and policies that shape their community’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, Public power utilities provide homes, businesses, schools, and government agencies with safe, reliable, and efficient electricity and employ sound business practices designed to ensure the best possible service at not-for-profit rates; and
WHEREAS, Public power utilities are valuable community assets that contribute to the well-being of local residents through energy efficiency, customer service, environmental protection, economic development, and safety awareness; and
WHEREAS, Public power utilities are dependable and trustworthy institutions whose local operations continue to make California a better place to live and work, all while making contributions to enhancing statewide climate solutions; and
WHEREAS, California’s public power communities are part of a national community of more than 2,000 other public power systems in the United States; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the first full week of October each year be designated “Public Power Week” in the State of California in honor of public power utilities and their customer-owners, policymakers, and employees who work together to provide the best possible energy service for the benefit of their communities; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.