Workforce & Environmental Justice Resolution for Vote Jan. 17 at 6pm

Good news, we are on the brink of passing a groundbreaking resolution that includes all our language for the Workforce & Environmental Justice resolution item on the Ava Community Energy agenda for Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00pm.

The Workforce & EJ agenda item with resolution language is here. Full agenda and agency meeting details are here.

For several months we have been collaborating with several unions and workforce & environmental organizations to advocate for strong workforce and environmental justice resolution language. We advocated for prioritizing local clean energy jobs and inclusion of equity priority hiring and opportunities for small local and emerging businesses.

The unity of labor, workforce & environmental justice plus the community comments/pressure at the Ava Community Energy agency meetings on Dec. 20th & Nov. 9th has been effective to get some key language back on the table. We need more pressure to get all Ava Community Energy board members to vote in favor of this resolution.

Send a message to the board: Support a yes vote for the Workforce & Environmental Justice resolution Ava Community Energy “Board of Directors,” item 11 for 01/17/2024 here:

Request for Community Organizations to sign-on: Can your organization sign-on to this letter with the updated & finalized resolution language?
If yes, please fill out this form here by 5:30pm Wednesday, January 17 to include your organizational sign-on.


Webinar: December 6, 2023 Webinar: Local Advocates Sets the Standard for Community Choice Energy Agencies on Workforce and Environmental Justice
Featuring California Environmental Justice Alliance, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 595 + more.

Letter: November 7, 2023 Letter + table addressing language dropped by Ava Community Energy staff

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Background on East Bay Clean Power Alliance's establishment of Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy).
In 2016 the East Bay Clean Power Alliance won a commitment from the Alameda County board of Supervisors to establish an East Bay Community Choice energy agency now known as Ava Community Energy, that replaces PG&E in providing electricity.  East Bay Clean Power Alliance demanded the establishment of the Local Development Business Plan (LDBP), a plan for how to create green new deal benefits in the territory it serves.

Alameda and San Joaquin County's Community Choice energy agency
In 2018, the Ava Community Energy agency began providing electricity and adopted the Local Development Business Plan. The cities powered are Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City and Tracy. The unincorporated areas of Alameda County (including Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol) . Soon to include other San Joaquin county cities of Stockton, Lathrop and more.