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File #: 2020-8209   
Type: Proclamation/Special Order
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020
Title: Proclamation Declaring October 4 through 10 as Public Power Week 2020. (City Manager 2110)

Proclamation Declaring October 4 through 10 as Public Power Week 2020. (City Manager 2110)



Whereas, for more than 133 years, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has been a valuable community asset that contributes substantially to the well-being of Alameda residents through environmental stewardship, customer programs and services, economic development, and safety awareness; and

Whereas, residents of the City of Alameda highly value local control of community services and have chosen to operate a community-owned, locally controlled, not-for-profit electric utility. As consumers and owners of the electric utility, residents have a direct say in utility operations and policies; and

Whereas, AMP provides homes, businesses, and local government agencies with reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and 100% clean energy, and its local operation and workforce continue to make our community a better place in which to live and work; and

Whereas, AMP is a dependable and trustworthy institution whose lower rates translate into significant savings for Alameda residents and businesses, while directly contributing to the City of Alameda's economic vitality and quality of life with annual transfers of more than $5 million.

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that AMP will continue to work to bring lower-cost, safe, reliable, and clean energy to our homes and businesses, as it has since 1887; and

Be it further resolved, that our community joins hands with more than 2,000 other public power systems in the United States in this celebration of public power and recognition that Alameda Municipal Power is good for consumers, businesses, the City of Alameda, and our nation; and

Be it further resolved, that I, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor of the City of Alameda, do hereby proclaim the week of October 4-10, 2020 as Public Power Week 2020 in the City of Alameda and honor Alameda Municipal Power for its valued contributions to our City.

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

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