Supes officially oppose PG&E measure 

A June statewide ballot measure that would make it more difficult for cities to go into the power businesses was opposed by Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The board approved in a unanimous vote a resolution that opposes the June measure and says it would “harm electric consumers by limiting choices and increasing the ability of monopoly providers to raise rates.”

The resolution was introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, one of the most outspoken advocates of what’s known as community choice aggregation.

If approved by voters, the June ballot measure would require local governments to obtain approval by a two-thirds vote if they wanted to spend public money on providing electricity to customers and to implement a plan to become an aggregate electricity provider.

In addition, City Attorney Dennis Herrera recent announced that San Francisco and eight other public entities are taking legal action to remove the measure from the June ballot.

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