Starting in 2012, I became Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, which is charged with providing guidance and oversight to Seattle City Light and parts of the Office of Sustainability and Environment (specifically, OSE’s carbon neutrality work and the Community Power Works program). Councilmembers Burgess and Clark sit on this committee.
Over the next few months, you will likely be hearing more and more about City Light’s upcoming 2013-2018 Strategic Plan as it comes through our committee and to the full City Council for review and adoption. The draft strategic plan Council will consider is the culmination of two years of work by the City Light Review Panel. It was developed to set the priorities of our publicly-owned energy utility over the next six years, while providing residential and business customers greater predictability and reliability around future energy rates.
Check out this fact sheet for answers to many common questions about the draft plan.
My office will be teaming up with City Light to inform the public of what is in the draft plan and get feedback that will help Council set priorities for the final adopted plan. We’ll be looking for input on the question: what should Seattle City Light be doing over the next six years to help you conserve energy and manage your bills?
We will be holding two public meetings on the draft plan on March 19 and 20. Please consider attending one of these forums to hear about the draft plan and share your thoughts. You can also take this online survey to provide feedback on the draft plan.
South Seattle: March 19 – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South (map)
North Seattle: March 20 – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Avenue NE (map)