I read with interest the “It is time to revisit Community Choice Energy for the Central Valley” by Al Galvéz (The Bee, March 23). I have heard about Community Choice energy and think the Fresno County Board of Supervisors and the Fresno City Council should be proactive in looking into this opportunity.
I am afflicted with Valley Fever among other health issues, I am mostly housebound, and have to have the AC on during the summer. I am a senior citizen, and know there are others who cannot afford AC due to the high costs of energy bills. I also hear that the city is considering raising rates for sewage and water by July, and most likely we will see energy rate increases by summer.
I keep reading about how there’s no money; well, here’s your solution. Therefore, my question is: Why aren’t they taking Community Choice more seriously? The communities are the ones who seriously suffer and our elected leaders should be looking for solutions instead of ignoring them. Half the state is doing this. Why aren’t we? I say the City Council and supervisors should actively consider Community Choice Energy for us, and the future of our children.
Jimmie Rodriguez, Fresno
Adam Schiff: Letters to the editor, April 3, 2019, The Fresno Bee, April 3, 2019.