The LA Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that it opposes Measure B, saying it supports clean energy but cannot “condone” the flawed process that brought this solar energy plan to the ballot.
“The L.A. Area Chamber embraces the economic and
business opportunities that an aggressive solar program will bring to Los
Angeles,” the chamber said in a press release.
“However, the process that was used to bring Measure B to
the voters cannot be condoned. Measure B would signal a new
direction in the management of the City s utility through piecemeal
ballot measures intended to favor single programs that should more
appropriately be considered by the DWP Commission, business, labor and
the public in a broader context and through a transparent process.
“The Chamber regrets that this important discussion about solar energy was
not handled in a much different manner.”
The vote of the LA Chamber board was roughly 6 to 1 in favor of opposing Measure B.
United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley took the same position to oppose the measure on Wednesday after hearing arguments from DWP General Manager David Nahai and David Freeman, the former DWP General Manager who is the leading spokesman for the Yes on B campaign.
City Attorney candidate Noel Weiss presented the case against Measure B.