Utility rates & tax - "October" Speaker Meeting (note new date)

The October East Bay Gray Panthers Speaker Meeting will be November 1!  

TOPIC:  AB205 Utility Tax --- What's happening to our Utility Rates?

1:30 Opening & Welcome

Featured Speakers include Igor Tregub, Reimagining Power

and Kevin Bailey, The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Last year, the Legislature passed a new law (AB 205) to add a fixed charge to everyone’s electricity bill based on household income. The utilities and other organizations are now proposing to charge the highest fixed charge in the country—$400 to $1,500 / year. One analysis submitted to the record by the Clean Coalition shows that millions of working and middle class Californians and environmental justice communities will pay higher electricity bills under these fixed charge proposals. TURN and another coalition of advocacy groups, have a different approach, that would exclude low-income households from the tax.  


Nominations and Board Elections are also in process

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Speaker Meetings are regular gatherings on the Fourth Wednesday of most months. We focus on special topics with guest speakers as well as highlighting Gray Panther and partner activities

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Currently the Monthly Meeting and Board Meetings are by zoom or phone-in but we are scheduling occasional outdoor and safe in-person gatherings in 2023! 

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November 01, 2023 at 1:30pm - 4pm
East Bay Gray panthers · · 510-842-6224

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