In a series of seven different actions, the City Council unanimously moved to engage not only with the CEC, but with the numerous other permit agencies involved in the permitting of a power plant. The agencies include (but are not limited to) the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent Systems Operator, among others. Additionally, the Council also gave direction to engage directly with AES, ostensibly to explore mitigations, land uses, and community benefits.
As the momentum carried through the meeting, the City Council took further bold steps by directing staff to return with information regarding the potential for a moratorium on the site and a resolution formally opposing the power plant.
These items will return at the April 2, 2013 City Council meeting held in Council Chambers at 415 Diamond Street at 6:00pm.