Consider authorizing a letter of participation in the
South Bay Communities and Affiliates Energy Efficiency Program.
The California Public Utilities Commission has developed
a new program of funding innovative energy efficiency programs for the
State’s residents, businesses and public buildings. The South Bay Cities
Standing Committee on Energy, consultant Rita Norton & Associates,
and the City of Redondo Beach developed a proposal that would benefit
the residents of South Bay Cities. The South Bay Communities and Affiliates
Energy Efficiency Program (SBCA) was awarded a grant of approximately
$1.9 million to provide energy efficiency education, outreach and financial
incentives in order to achieve energy efficiency in approximately 15,000
households in the South Bay area.
All members of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments
are eligible to participate in the South Bay Communities and Affiliates
Energy Efficiency Program (SBCA). The program will set up an office and
hire staff to provide marketing and technical resources to assist residents
in reducing energy use and taking advantage of the rebates available through
the CPUC. Interested cities are asked to commit to supporting the program
through activities such as, providing an online link on the City’s website,
distributing promotional materials, assisting with outreach to local retailers,
serving on program advisory committees and facilitating workshops in the
community. In return, cities will have access to resources and incentives
to Energy Usage Education and Energy Star products under the SBCA Program
through the end of 2003. Preference will be given to the communities that
provide "in-kind" assistance in terms of promotion, staffing
fairs and community events and other assistance.
In order to participate in the planning and implementation
phases of the SBCA Program, interested cities are asked to send a letter
of commitment to support the Program and to designate a staff member as
a contact person for the City’s participation in the SBCA Program.
Attached is an executive summary of the SBCA Program highlighting
the program benefits, budget and implementation time frame.
Other than "in-kind" staff support, no financial
commitments from the City are required to participate in the SBCA program.
Gina A. Park
Senior Administrative Analyst
- Correspondence from Redondo Beach Mayor announcing
- Executive Summary of the SBCA Program.
- Draft Letter for Mayor’s Signature.
August 7, 2002
Mayor Greg Hill
City of Redondo Beach
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach Ca 90277
RE: South Bay Communities and Affiliates Energy Efficiency
Dear Mayor Hill:
This letter confirms the interest of the City of Rancho
Palos Verdes in participating in the South Bay Communities and Affiliates
Energy Efficiency Program and designates the following staff person as
the contact for our City for all information concerning this program:
Gina Park, Senior Administrative Analyst
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275
My understanding is that your program will provide residential
outreach, education and financial incentives (in the form of rebate coupons)
to encourage the selection of energy-efficient appliances.
The program, which will be administered by the South Bay
Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and Rita Norton & Associates,
Program Manager, will encompass single family and multi-family residential
occupancies. The program will provide marketing and technical resources
to assist residents in reducing energy use and taking advantage of the
rebates available through the CPUC.
I understand that as a participating city, our city makes
the commitment to support the program through activities such as, providing
links to the program on City web pages, distributing promotional material,
assisting with outreach to local retailers, serving on program advisory
committees, facilitating workshops at community centers, etc., as needed
and as appropriate for our City.
I am authorized by my City, and I am pleased to forward
this letter of interest.