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File #: 19-376    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Evening Discussion/Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/23/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/20/2019 Final action:
Title: Approval of Joining Monterey Bay Community Power Authority and the First Reading of the Community Choice Energy Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Approval of Joining Monterey Bay Community Power Authority and the First Reading of the Community Choice Energy Ordinance, 2. Public Comment, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Presentation Monterey Bay Community Power - Operations Board of Directors, 5. Presentation Monterey Bay Community Power
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A.                     Introduce and conduct the first reading by title only, waiving further reading of Ordinance No. 19-___ entitled “An Ordinance of the City of Goleta, California, Specifying the Intent to Implement a Community Choice Aggregation Program By and Through Participation in Monterey Bay Community Power Authority’s Community Choice Aggregation Program.” (Attachment 1)


B.                     Adopt Resolution No. 19-__, entitled “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Goleta, California, Requesting Membership in the Monterey Bay Community Power Joint Powers Authority (MBCPA).” (Attachment 2)


C.                     Determine the above recommended actions are not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to Section 15378(a) of the CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 California Code of Regulations), because the activity is not a “project” as it has no potential to result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change to the environment because energy will be transported through existing infrastructure, and Section 15061(b)(3), because there is no possibility that it would have a significant effect on the environment, and Section 15308, because it is an action taken by a regulatory agency to assume the maintenance, restoration, enhancement or protection of the environment. (Attachment 4)


D.                     Consider and approve rescission of Resolution 18-41, which directed City staff to pursue formation of a new Joint Powers Authority and Community Choice Energy program. (Attachment 5)


E.                     Authorize the City Manager to execute the Joint Powers Authority Agreement with MBCP, in substantial conformance with Attachment 3, with amendments as proposed in this staff report and approved by the City Attorney. (Attachment 3)


F.                     Approve a budget appropriation of $7,500 from the General Fund Sustainability Reserve Account to the Sustainability Program (account 101-5-4500-500) for the City’s Cost Share to Update MBCP’s Implementation Plan and JPA agreement.


G.                     Direct staff to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with staff of the Cities of Carpinteria and Guadalupe, as appropriate, to provide a collaborative and fair strategy for MBCP representation and return to Council for final approval.




Peter Imhof, Planning and Environmental Review Director

Cindy Moore, Sustainability Coordinator


Estimated Time

45 minutes