District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen celebrated on Tuesday the closure of the Potrero Mirant power plant. The long sought after closure became official when the plant switched off on Feb. 28. A deed restriction was filed on the property “that says the site will never be used again as a power plant,” Cohen said.
“A broad diversity of neighborhood residents, community activists and city agencies helped to realize this long sought after outcome,” Cohen said. “However, there is still much work to be done on the site, which now must be fully remediated and repaired for reuse.”
The City is also deliberating how to spend $1 million it received as part of a settlement agreement with Mirant. The Power Plant Task Force meets Thursday at Recology, 900 7th Street, to listen to community input on how to spend the money. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.