Monday, September 29, 2008
The municipality of San Francisco has managed its water just fine, thanks. Now, its Supervisors would like a chance to determine its energy future, starting with owning the delivery of electricity, pushing PG&E to the side.
Other cities and townships in the United States have successfully controlled their energy prices by assuming ownership and management of electrical delivery, opting for long-term community gain over shareholders profits.
Speaking two months ago, San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi suggested that the citizens could save money on their energy while supporting the development of cleaner technology, if the city take over ownership and delivery of electricity to homes.