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SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public

In a letter sent to the utility company on Friday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera offered to purchase the parts of the utility grid that serve the city and county for $2.5 billion. If rates go up in the rest of the state, the Democracy Collaborative’s Johanna Bozuwa says that other municipalities might push for municipalization, too. “PG&E could conceivably cry poor, asking for further rate hikes from the California PUC, however I think this could have the opposite effect they’re looking for and triggering new campaigns elsewhere,” she said.

Publication date: 2019-09-11
Parent publication: The Real News
Publication URL: https://therealnews.com/columns/sf-officials-offer-to-make-electricity-grid-public

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