How can I support Community Choice Energy?
How can I support efforts to provide customers the choice for renewable energy in San Jose, reduce my energy costs, and provide savings for the community?
- We welcome your participation with our advocacy group, San Jose Community Energy (SJCE)!
- We invite you to join the active extended network of community and business leaders in Silicon Valley that support Community Choice:
Silicon Valley Friends of Community Choice
To add your name, please contact us at the address above
- We encourage you to voice your support by writing or emailing mayor Sam Liccardo and your district’s City Council Member.
- Sample Letter – feel free to use or modify one of these sample letters, or write your own. One sample is displayed below, and several more are available for download here: Sample Community Support Letters and Sample Business Support Letters
Dear Council Member ___ and Mayor Liccardo,
I am writing to express my strong support for a Community Choice Energy program to serve San José electricity customers.
A new Community Choice program will provide businesses and residents with affordable clean energy at a much faster pace than any other way. Since reducing GHG emissions is the most urgent issue of our time it requires action at all levels, especially the local level.
I am proud to support San José Clean Energy’s stated goals:
Lower greenhouse gas emissions
Offer more renewable energy
Increase consumer choice
Deliver more local renewable projects and efficiency programs
Generate local economic benefits and jobs
Be cost competitive, including low income programs
I know the success of CCEs has been repeatedly demonstrated across California, in nearly every other city in the Bay Area, and I am confident that San José will be successful too.
Please vote in favor of a CCE program for San José, and reach out to your colleagues to support this important opportunity.
Your District __
City Council Member Contact Information:
firstname.lastname@example.org Mayor Sam LIccardo
email@example.com Chappie Jones
firstname.lastname@example.org Sergio Jimenez
email@example.com Raul Peralez
firstname.lastname@example.org Lan Diep
email@example.com Magdalena Carrasco (Vice Mayor)
firstname.lastname@example.org Dev Davis
email@example.com Tam Nguyen
firstname.lastname@example.org Sylvia Arenas
email@example.com Donald Rocha
firstname.lastname@example.org Johnny Khamis
email@example.com Please forward your letter to the City Clerk, so it will become part of the public record, and be included in each Council Member’s meeting packet. The city clerk will remove your address and email information so it remains private.
Or you may mail letters to:
Mayor Sam Liccardo or Councilmember ___
200 East Santa Clara Street
San José, CA 95113