Solar Power is the Future…
*Say NO to Higher Rates
VOTE “NO” ON MEASURE B!
That’s the motion the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils unanimously adopted Thursday night after a lively two-hour discussion on the solar energy ballot measure.
City Controller candidate Nick Patsaouras (the former DWP Commission president) and City Attorney candidate Noel Weiss (who successfully defended the Solar 8 in court against City Hall’s attempt at legal intimidation) provided their expertise to help the group wade through the lies the Yes on B forces are putting out.
VANC President Jill Barad and others among the 13 Neighborhood Councils represented at the meeting at Sherman Oaks Hospital committed to working on a grassroots campaign against Prop. B (formally it’s called a “measure”).
As the evening’s main speaker, I discussed how the measure is really about paying blackmail to the DWP and its union, the IBEW, which originated the proposal, to drop their opposition to solar energy by giving them a monopoly on ownership, installation and maintenance on rooftop solar units on commercial, industrial and government buildings.
Even beyond what’s wrong with the solar plan, I pointed out Prop. B is a charter reform measure that destroys all safeguards against corruption and public oversight by giving the mayor and City Council the ability to revise the plan at any time in any way and channel billions of dollars in public money to the special interests that fund their campaigns.
Don’t let City Hall get away with this fraud. You can help by joining the No on B Campaign by emailing me. Many people have offered to help support the “Solar 8″ and the campaign as volunteers and with donations. Mayoral candidate David Hernandez has pledged $1,000 and
City Controller candidate Nick Patsaouras has pledged $500 and many others
offered support. Here’s how you can help: Send checks to “DWP Committee for advocacy,” c/o of
Secretary/Treasurer Heinrich Keifer, 5669 York Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90042