Community Choice Is Politically Possible in San Diego

It is now politically possible to poke a giant hole in San Diego Gas & Electric’s longtime monopoly. A majority of the San Diego City Council is open to forming a government-run agency to buy power for city residents – though it is not yet a done deal. In the past, the company has fought off such attempts to weaken its monopoly. Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s administration is going to be coming up with a business plan for such an agency over the next several months.