The Mayor’s office is pushing forward a plan that would mean 20 more years of SDG&E – a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a multinational fossil fuel conglomerate – as the utility with exclusive rights to provide San Diego’s electric and gas services.
Under SDG&E, San Diegans pay the highest rates for electricity in the continental US, while SDG&E rakes in hundreds of millions in profit per year. With SDG&E as our utility, there is no chance of San Diego taking the decisive action required to prevent the worst effects of climate change.
Thankfully, City Council can put a stop to this deal. This is where you come in – we need YOU to send a message to your council member, demanding they vote NO on this new deal!
Fill out the form below to send a message to your council member.
If you would prefer to call your council member, you can find your City Council district and contact information using this interactive map.
Below is an example of a call script you could use when contacting your council member:
Hi my name is ____, and I’m a constituent of District ____ calling to urge Councilmember _____ to vote NO on Mayor Gloria’s new deal with SDG&E. For decades SDG&E shareholders and executives have profited at the expense of San Diego ratepayers. It is unjust for San Diegans to be forced to pay the highest rates in the continental United States, while Sempra profits more than $1,000,000 each day. We should not have to pay twice as much as Sacramento and 50% more than Los Angeles. You have the opportunity to reject profits being pulled from our pockets by an unaccountable corporation. Please fight for your constituents and reject Mayor Gloria’s flawed agreement. Thank you.
You can find more background information on our main campaign page: https://dsasandiego.org/energy-democracy