Alliance members have followed the so-called “Utility Tax” since it was announced last May. The monopoly utilities have proposed a fixed charge ( $30-$70 per month) for all ratepayers. Even at the low end, a Utility Tax of $30 / month is three times the national average. This tax would increase utility bills for millions of working people, especially those who live in apartments or small homes that use less electricity. In addition to increasing bills for most small users, the Utility Tax flips the incentives for solar and energy efficiency – why take any planet-saving measures when you have to pay an excessive bill regardless of usage??
It is not too late to stop this measure from going into effect in July. Thanks to the broad coalition (over 220 organizations already) opposing the Utility Tax, there is now a bill to repeal this egregious measure. Our speaker this month is Cailey Underhill, Advocacy and Development Director for the Solar Rights Alliance. Cailey will describe the current status of AB 1999, the bill to repeal the Utility Tax, and the campaign to ensure its passage. Join us Thursday, February 22 at noon to learn more and discuss how you can help stop the Utility Tax before it’s too late!
Please note: This call will not be recorded. A Discussion Call with the speaker will be held on Thursday, February 29. Discussion calls are for members only and are not recorded. Please join the Alliance (free) to become a member if you wish to participate in this and /or any other events member-only events.
Check back here after Feb 22 for a copy of the slides and other ways to get involved in the campaign to Repeal the Utility Tax.