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MAKE THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE WE START.

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CITY COUNCIL WILL ALSO BE SERVING AS THE CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT BOARD ON DIRECTOR ITEMS ON ON WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON CONSENT CALENDARS, ITEMS ONE AND TWO.

CLERK PLEASE TAKE ROLE.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY.

HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL HERE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN, PRESENT MAYOR HALL HERE.

AND SO FOR THOSE OF YOU ARE LISTENING, WE CAN WE UNDERSTAND THAT MR. BLACKBURN IS NOT IN THE BEST OF HEALTH TODAY, BUT IS TRYING TO STAY IN THE MEETING AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

SO I'VE ASKED DR.

BHAT-PATEL TO TAKE OVER HIS MAYOR PRO TEM RULES FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING.

SO IF ANYONE IS WONDERING WHY WE'RE DOING THIS, THAT'S THE REASON.

SO WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO START OFF AT THE END OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

COULD YOU PLEASE LEAD US, DR.

BHAT-PATEL? YES, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT EVERYONE, PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND OVER YOUR HEART.

READY, BEGIN.

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

MOVING ALONG.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 2ND AND THE MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 16TH.

ANY CORRECTIONS SEEING NONE A MOTION PLEASE.

MOVE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AS RECITED BY THE MAYOR, SECOND.

PLEASE CALL ROLL.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN AYE.

MAYOR HALL AYE.

SO THOSE MINUTES PASSED UNANIMOUSLY, SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO PUBLIC

[PUBLIC COMMENT]

COMMENT.

THE BROWN ACT ALLOWS ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

PLEASE TREAT OTHERS WITH COURTESY, CIVILITY AND RESPECT.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING BY PROVIDING COMMENTS AS PROVIDED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THIS AGENDA.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECEIVE COMMENTS AS REQUESTED, UP TO A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING.

ALL OTHER NON AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE HEARD AT THE END OF THE MEETING AND CONFORMANCE WITH THE BROWN ACT.

NO ACTIONS CAN OCCUR ON THESE ITEMS. SO WITH THAT CITY CLERK DO WE HAVE ANY NON AGENDA SPEAKERS OR PUBLIC COMMENTS, WE'LL CALL FOR SPEAKERS.

I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AT THIS TIME, WE ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE TIMER, SO WE WILL BE USING A PHONE TO KEEP TIME.

I WILL NOW CALL FOR SPEAKERS FOR THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON NON AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENT.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS KATIE TAYLOR.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? MAYOR HALL AND COUNCIL MEMBER, GOOD AFTERNOON.

LAST WEEK, I BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION A SITUATION WHERE MY GRANDSON WAS STALKED BY A HOMELESS PERSON.

IT WAS AT NIGHT THE HOMELESS PERSON WEARING A HOODIE AND A MASK SO YOU COULD NOT SEE THEIR FACE.

MY GRANDSON'S INSTINCTS WERE PERFECT.

GET AWAY FROM THIS UNKNOWN PERSON WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH HIM.

JANUARY 13TH, 24 YEAR OLD BRIANA KUPFER WAS STABBED TO DEATH AROUND 2:00 P.M.

WHILE WORKING AT A HIGH END FURNITURE STORE IN HANCOCK PARK IN THE AREA OF L.A..

HER ATTACKER, A PERSON IN A HOODIE, SUNGLASSES AND AN N95 MASK COVERING HIS FACE, IDENTIFIED AS A HOMELESS PERSON.

JANUARY 15 AT THE NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE SUBWAY STATION.

9:40 A.M.

A HOMELESS MAN SHOVED 40 YEAR OLD MICHELLE ALYSSA GO ONTO THE TRAIN TRACKS INTO AN ONCOMING TRAIN, KILLING HER.

MICHELLE GO DID VOLUNTEER WORK WITH THE HOMELESS.

AND DECEMBER 26TH I DON'T WANT YOU TO FORGET AT THE MISSION CHURCH IN CARLSBAD.

A MAN ENTERED WITH A KNIFE CHARGING THE PULPIT.

THE SITUATION ENDED WITHOUT ANY DEATH OR INJURY, BUT THAT WAS JUST GOOD LUCK.

THE SITUATION COULD HAVE EASILY LED TO A FATALITY.

THE ALTERNATIVE HOMELESS LIFESTYLE LIVING AROUND LAW ABIDING RESIDENTS IS LIKE OIL AND WATER.

THE TWO WILL NEVER MIX ANY PERSON PROVIDING MONEY, FOOD OR OTHER SERVICES TO THE HOMELESS BY FREEWAY RAMPS, INTERSECTIONS OR ANYWHERE IN CARLSBAD IS SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT HORRIBLE STORY.

LIKE MARJORIE GAWITT MURDERED BY TWO HOMELESS PEOPLE IN HER CARLSBAD HOME.

HOW LONG BEFORE A MENTALLY ILL PERSON SHOVES ANOTHER PERSON ON THE TRAIN TRACKS

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IN CARLSBAD OR ENTERS A STORE WITH A KNIFE AND KILLS A BUSINESS OWNER.

TODAY RIGHT NOW THERE MUST BE A CHANGE IN DIRECTION IN DEALING WITH THE HOMELESS.

HOMELESS CRIME IS SO OUT OF CONTROL IN L.A.

THAT UNION PACIFIC RAIL IS THREATENING TO NOT MAKE SHIPMENTS STOPS AT UNION STATION.

THEY ARE EXPERIENCING 90 CARGO CONTAINERS BREACHED TO DATE.

THEFT IS OUT OF CONTROL.

OCEANSIDE CARLSBAD AND ENCINITAS WILL BE LIKE AREAS OF SAN DIEGO AND L.A.

BEFORE LONG.

DIRTY, UNSAFE AND WITH HIGH CRIME, IT IS COMING OUR WAY FAST, ESPECIALLY WITH MAYORS LIKE BLAKESPEAR IN ENCINITAS, WHO HAS MADE THE HOMELESS PROBLEM THERE SO BAD, AND THE CARLSBAD COUNCIL TRIO THAT ARE SO WEAK AND UNINFORMED ON THE HOMELESS PROBLEMS ENGULFING CARLSBAD COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL ACOSTA.

AND NOW THEY REMOVE CORI SCHUMACHER WITH THEIR WOKE SOFT ATTITUDE.

NO INTEREST IN THE DANGER THE HOMELESS REALLY REPRESENT.

I IMPLORE YOU TO TAKE MORE ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO GET THE HOMELESS OFF THE STREETS NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH ONE ZERO ZERO.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? [INAUDIBLE] MAYOR HALL AND COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF, I'D LIKE TO HAVE YOU PLEASE CALL ME TO SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON MEETING AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.

MAYOR HALL CITY MANAGER MR. CHADWICK AND MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN I'D LIKE TO FURTHER DISCUSS CARLSBAD CONTRACT WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICES.

I'D LIKE TO SEE IF THAT'S WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CITIZENS WHEN EACH RESIDENT IS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE RECYCLING RECEPTACLES FOR THEIR LIGHT BULBS, BATTERIES, LITHIUM AND ACID BATTERIES, SEPARATE CONTAINERS WITH WHICH HAVE THEIR SEPARATE COSTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE COST FOR THE MINIMUM SIZE BOX FOR FOR A SMALL BULB KIT.

IT'S A FOUR FOOT SMALL BULB KIT IS $91.

A COMPACT FLUORESCENT KIT IS $157, AND IT'S A 13 INCH BY 13 INCH BY 10 INCH KIT.

AND THEN THERE'S ALSO BATTERY KITS MINIMUM COST $96 FOR A SIX INCH BY SIX INCH THAT HOLDS UP TO 25 POUNDS.

THAT'S A $344 PER YEAR INCREASE IN OUR TRASH SERVICES.

THAT'S THE MINIMUM.

SO ON TOP OF OUR RESIDENTIAL MONTHLY RATES, I THINK IT'S QUITE EXPENSIVE.

I JUST WAS CURIOUS TO SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO TO REVISIT THIS, THIS CONTRACT TO TRULY SEE IF THIS IS WHAT'S BEST FOR CARLSBAD CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PRICES OF GOODS AND FOODS ARE INCREASING AND WE HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE GASOLINE TAXES IN THE COUNTRY AND FUTURE TALKS OF INCREASING TRANSPORTATION COSTS FROM SANDAG AND INCREASE IN WATER RATES FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

AND THEN NOW THIS.

SO HOW IS THIS ADDITIONAL COST OF LIVING INCREASE GOOD FOR CARLSBAD RESIDENTS? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS ANDREW GORMAN.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? ANDREW GORMAN, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? YEAH, THERE WE GO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TIME FOR ME TO SPEAK TODAY.

MR. GORMAN, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? THERE WE GO.

I HIT IT AGAIN.

IS THAT COMING THROUGH? YES, GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

SO I WAS SAYING, YEAH, I RECENTLY MOVED DOWN HERE WITH MY FAMILY.

AND SO WE'RE ACTUALLY NEW CARLSBAD RESIDENTS AND WE JUST WELCOMED MY FIRST CHILD INTO OUR FAMILY, SO WE'LL HAVE A BORN AND BRED CARLSBAD RESIDENT IN OUR HOUSEHOLD.

BUT OVERALL, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS.

THE CITY'S BEAUTIFUL.

THAT'S OBVIOUSLY WHAT BROUGHT US DOWN HERE RECENTLY.

WE LIVE NEAR POINSETTIA PARK AND I WAS WALKING WITH MY WIFE AND NEWBORN AND WALKING OUR DOG THROUGH THE PARK, AND I WAS APPROACHED BY THE PARK RANGER WHO LET ME KNOW THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY ILLEGAL FOR ME TO BE WALKING MY DOG THROUGH THE PARK.

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AND I WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY SURPRISED, RIGHT? I'VE HEARD OF LEASH LAWS, OBVIOUSLY FOR A LOT OF OBVIOUS REASONS DOGS GETTING OFF DOG FIGHTS, MAKING PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE, THESE TYPES OF THINGS.

BUT IT'S PRETTY SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT IN CARLSBAD AND ALL CITY PARKS, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A LEASHED DOG IF YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH OR JOGGING THROUGH THIS TYPE OF THING.

SO IT WAS PRETTY SHOCKED BY THAT.

I FELT LIKE, WOW, THIS IS PRETTY UNFAIR TO DOG OWNERS.

WHETHER YOU HAVE A FAMILY, WHETHER YOU'RE SOMEBODY WHO'S SINGLE AND WANT TO GO FOR A JOG AND ENJOY THESE BEAUTIFUL PARKS.

SO THAT WAS WHAT I WANTED TO RAISE, WAS THAT FACT I ACTUALLY WENT TO NEXT DOOR JUST TO KIND OF PULSE MY FELLOW CONSTITUENTS.

CARLSBAD LOCALS TO SEE WHAT THE APPETITE FOR FOR THIS TYPE OF THING WAS.

AND I GOT NEARLY 200 PEOPLE WHO WERE ACTUALLY SUPPORTING MY POST, AND MOST PEOPLE WERE NOT AWARE OF THIS.

SO THAT'S GENERALLY WHAT I WANTED TO BRING UP THIS FIRST TIME I'VE EVER PARTICIPATED IN ANYTHING POLITICAL LIKE THIS, ANY LOCAL POLITICS.

SO I REALLY DON'T KNOW THE PROCESS TO EVEN GET SOMETHING LIKE THIS IF IT'S ON A BALLOT OR TO REVISIT.

BUT THE PARK RANGER HAD TOLD ME THAT IT WAS IT WAS A PRETTY OLD LAW.

YOU KNOW, HE OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T LOVE RUNNING AROUND ENFORCING IT.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING HE ENJOYED DOING, BUT OVERALL AGAIN WAS PRETTY SHOCKED.

[CONSENT CALENDAR]

BUT, YOU KNOW, PAYING PROPERTY TAXES, I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ENJOY THESE PARKS, OBVIOUSLY IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WAY.

AND I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE LEASHED DOGS, RIGHT, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE CONFUSED ON NEXT DOOR.

OF COURSE, AS THINGS GO IN THIS DAY AND AGE, I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN AGREE ON NEARLY ANYTHING ONLINE ANYMORE.

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DID AGREE WITH THIS.

SO, YEAH, AND I THINK ONE THING IS IF WE COULD ADD POOP BAGS TO ALL THE LOCAL PARKS, PEOPLE WERE VERY CONCERNED WITH OUR POOP.

SO WE DID GET OFF THE RAILS A LITTLE BIT ON SOME OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND SIDEBARS, BUT THAT'S THE GENERAL THING I WANTED TO RAISE AND APPRECIATE.

IF ANYONE COULD CONTACT ME, LET ME KNOW KIND OF NEXT STEPS AGAIN.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER PARTICIPATED IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

REALLY HAPPY TO BE HERE.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH FIVE NINE ZERO.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? HELLO, MY NAME IS STEVE HANSEN.

I'M A MEMBER OF SAN DIEGO 350.ORG, AND I'M CALLING TODAY TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE YES ON STRENGTHENING NET METERING.

WHAT'S GOING ON IN FRONT OF THE CALIFORNIA? EXCUSE ME, SIR.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS ITEM IS ACTUALLY CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR ITEM EIGHT.

SO IF YOU COULD HOLD ON TO YOUR YOUR COMMENTS UNTIL WHEN ITEM EIGHT IS BEING CALLED.

OH, I'M SORRY, YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS ONE AND TWO.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE, STILL HAVING TROUBLE.

NO, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT ON ITEM ONE, WHICH IS A REFUND COMING FROM THE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY OF JUST JUST SHY OF $1.7 MILLION IS COMING BACK TO US DUE TO LITIGATION FROM BETWEEN US COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY AND METROPOLITAN.

AND THAT WAS OUR FAIR SHARE OF WHAT WE PAID OVER MANY YEARS OF THAT WAS IN EXCESS OF WHAT THE THE LEGAL RATE SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT AND IT COMES AT A TIME WHEN THE MONEY IS REALLY NEEDED.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT QUICK COMMENT AND THANK THE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

ANY OTHER CONVERSATION OR ITEMS TO BE PULLED? THE MOTION ON CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS ONE AND TWO.

[INAUDIBLE] APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT ITEMS AS RECITED BY THE MAYOR, SECOND.

CLERK PLEASE TAKE ROLL.

MAY I CALL FOR SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

OH, YES, YES, YES.

THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ANY CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE JOINING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR LAST NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE AND CLEARLY STATE WHICH ITEM YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO BEFORE THE START OF YOUR COMMENT.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPEAKERS, I WILL CALL FOR THE QUESTION.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN AYE MAYOR HALL AYE CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS [INAUDIBLE] TO PASS UNANIMOUSLY TONIGHT.

WE HAVE NO ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION.

WE HAVE NO ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE RIGHT INTO PUBLIC HEARING HEARINGS.

[3. FISCAL YEAR 2022-23 FUNDING PLAN AND AUTHORIZATION TO DISTRIBUTE THE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM]

ITEM NUMBER THREE FISCAL YEAR 2022-23 FUNDING PLAN AND AUTHORIZATION TO DISTRIBUTE THE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

MR. CHADWICK INTRODUCTION PLEASE.

YES, SIR, AND MAKING OUR PRESENTATION TODAY AS OUR SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER MS. NANCY HOLLANDER NANCY.

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CAN EVERYONE SEE MY SCREEN, OK? YES.

MM HMM.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS NANCY HOLLANDER, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER IN THE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS DEPARTMENT.

I'LL BE PRESENTING THIS ITEM, WHICH COVERS THE CDBG FUNDING PROGRAM.

TODAY'S PRESENTATION WILL START WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM.

A REVIEW OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN PRIORITIES FOLLOWED BY THE FUNDING PLAN AND NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND THE NEXT STEPS SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THIS ITEM.

LASTLY, STAFF WILL REVIEW THE PROPOSED ACTION FOR CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION.

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE CDBG PROGRAM IS TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH LOW INCOMES AS A RECIPIENT OF CDBG FUNDS.

THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WHICH IS SUBMITTED EVERY FIVE YEARS AND AN ACTION PLAN WHICH IS SUBMITTED EVERY YEAR.

THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN ASSESSES THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS FOR FUTURE INVESTMENTS, WHILE THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF THE SPECIFIC ACTIONS AND RESOURCES THAT WILL BE USED DURING THE PLAN YEAR.

ON JUNE 16TH, 2020, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CURRENT CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WHICH COVERS THE YEARS FROM 2020 TO 2025.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THIS FIVE YEAR PLAN CYCLE, AND IN PREPARING THE ANNUAL PLAN, THE CITY MUST FIRST PREPARE A FUNDING PLAN.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FUNDING PLAN IS TO PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF FUNDS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

THE CITY COUNCIL MUST APPROVE THE FUNDING PLAN, WHICH IS WHY THIS ITEM IS BEING BROUGHT TO YOU TODAY.

ONCE APPROVED, THE CITY WILL ISSUE THE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY TO SOLICIT APPLICATIONS.

THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WHICH ASSESSES THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, IDENTIFIES SIX PRIORITY GOALS AND OUTLINES STRATEGIES TO HELP THE CITY MEET THOSE GOALS.

THE FUNDING PLAN REAFFIRMS THESE CONSOLIDATED PLAN PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW PLAN YEAR AND REQUIRES ACTIVITIES FUNDED WITH HUD FUNDS TO MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THESE PRIORITIES TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.

THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE PLAN PRIORITIES ON JANUARY 14TH, 2020.

THE FUNDING PLAN PROVIDES AN ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, 2022 AND 2023 AND IS BASED ON THE CITY'S PRIOR YEAR ENTITLEMENT.

SHOULD THE FINAL ALLOCATION BE 20 PERCENT HIGHER OR LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED, STAFF WILL RETURN TO THE CDBG ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND OR CITY COUNCIL TO REVISE THE FUNDING PROPOSALS.

THE BUDGET OUTLINES AND THE FUNDING PLAN INCLUDES THE ANTICIPATED ENTITLEMENT OF $527,154 AND THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DEDICATED FUNDING FOR FACILITY IMPROVEMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICES.

FAIR HOUSING SERVICES AND PROGRAM OPERATIONS.

THESE MAXIMUM AMOUNTS ARE HUD REGULATED AND CANNOT BE EXCEEDED.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE CITY'S WEBSITE AT WWW.CARLSBADCA.GOV NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT TO PAST AND PRESENT SERVICE PROVIDERS, CITY DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN CDBG FUNDING.

APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW BY FEBRUARY 21, 2022 BY THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY.

THE CITY, THE CDBG ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW APPLICATIONS AND DEVELOP FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE END OF MARCH.

A DRAFT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN WILL BE AVAILABLE IN APRIL FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT FOR A PERIOD OF 14 DAYS BEFORE FINAL APPROVAL BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN MAY.

AT THIS TIME, WE ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING TO SOLICIT AND CONSIDER CITIZEN INPUT.

WE ALSO ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FUNDING PLAN AND AUTHORIZING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY FOR THE CITY'S CDBG PROGRAM, STAFF IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

OK, WELL, AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO LET'S START WITH THAT, PLEASE.

YOU'RE MUTED, THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER THREE TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN YOU CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS

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STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

I WILL THEN PROVIDE YOU WITH THREE MINUTES FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM MAYOR.

OK, WELL, THEN I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND BRING IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL? SEEING, EVERYONE SHAKE THEIR HEADS.

THEN IF YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY FINAL COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM? SEEING, NO.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

YES, I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT, OF COURSE, THIS IS ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES THAT WE CAME UP WITH LAST YEAR AS WE WERE LOOKING AT OUR WORK PLANS AND WE WERE LOOKING AT CITY CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES.

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS IS VERY MUCH ADDRESSED BY CDBG BLOCK GRANT FUNDING, AND I LOVE THE WAY THAT THE PROGRAM IS LAID OUT, AND I'M GLAD THAT WE HAVE THIS TOOL TO USE FEDERAL MONEY TO HELP ADDRESS SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

THANK YOU.

OK.

OH, DR. BHAT-PATEL, IF YOU'D LIKE TO MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

YEAH, SO I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 FUNDING PLAN AND AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY FOR THE CDBG PROGRAM.

SECOND, OK CLERK PLEASE TAKE ROLL.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN AYE MAYOR HALL AYE.

[4. REPORT FROM VISIT CARLSBAD ON THE CARLSBAD IS CALLING CAMPAIGN]

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

MOVING ON TO DEPARTMENTAL AND CITY MANAGER REPORTS REPORT FROM VISIT CARLSBAD ON THE CARLSBAD IS CALLING CAMPAIGN.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

I'M NOT SURE I THOUGHT, MAYBE, DAVID, I THINK THE CITY MANAGER IS MUTED.

SO SORRY, GUYS.

I'LL TAKE OVER.

TAKE IT AWAY.

THANK YOU.

GIVING THE PRESENTATION TODAY YOU HAVE DAVID GRAHAM, CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER.

MATT SANFORD, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

AND TO INTRODUCE THIS ITEM.

CARLSBAD IS CALLING IS A CAMPAIGN THAT WAS LED BY VISIT CARLSBAD.

AND SO JOINING US ARE KIM SIDORIAK, THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VISIT CARLSBAD, AND MARK RUDYK, WHO WAS HERE FOR A LOT OF THE INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS, ALSO WITH VISIT CARLSBAD.

THIS WAS A CAMPAIGN THAT, IN COLLABORATION WITH VISIT CARLSBAD, THE CITY FUNDED IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO APPROPRIATELY AT THE RIGHT TIMES, HELP TO RESTORE REVENUE AND SUPPORT AND TOURISM TO OUR REGION AND BY LEVERAGING DOLLARS WITH VISIT, CARLSBAD AND THEIR WORK AS THE DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION FOR OUR OUR CITY.

WE WERE ABLE TO DO SOME INCREDIBLE THINGS, I THINK, AND RESILIENTLY RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC AT THE APPROPRIATE TIMES, AND SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO KIM AND MARK TO GIVE THE PRESENTATION.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

SO I AM MARK RUDYK, I'M THE VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS WITH VISIT CARLSBAD.

I WAS HERE WITH THE ORGANIZATION WHEN THIS THE INCEPTION OF THIS PROGRAM, AND I AM GOING TO GO THROUGH A FEW SLIDES THAT KIND OF OUTLINE THE RESULTS THAT WE SAW FROM THIS CAMPAIGN.

SO CARLSBAD IS CALLING.

WE SAW IN 2020 A HUGE NEED FOR RECOVERY EFFORTS.

COVID 19 CREATED A STAGNATION IN THE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTORS.

WE SAW A HUGE DROP.

FEBRUARY OF 2020, WE SAW OCCUPANCY AT AT A GOOD LEAD WAY INTO THE SPRINGTIME, AT 72 PERCENT BY APRIL 2020, THAT DROPPED TO 29 PERCENT.

SO WE KNOW AT THE VERY BEGINNING THINGS JUST SHUT DOWN.

IT WAS VERY HARD HIT.

WE ALSO SAW THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND BUSINESSES LOSS OF REVENUE DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS AND SHUTDOWNS.

AND THEN WE ALSO SAW THE CREATION OF THE CARLSBAD CITY RECOVERY FUND COMING OUT OF THESE NEED TO RECOVER.

SO BASICALLY MARCH 2020 EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN BY THE SUMMERTIME, WE STARTED HAVING THESE TALKS AND THEN THE CITY CREATED WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, RECOVERY FUNDS FOR VARIOUS SECTORS FOR BUSINESS LOANS AND ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.

AND OUT OF THIS, $250,000 WAS ALLOCATED FOR A MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE RECOVERY FROM COVID 19.

SO THE CAMPAIGN EXECUTION, SO OUT OF THIS CAME CARLSBAD IS CALLING, AND THIS CAMPAIGN BASICALLY RAN FROM STARTING IN SEPTEMBER OF 2020, ALL THE WAY THROUGH, IT WENT FOR THE FIRST ROUND THROUGH NOVEMBER OF 2020.

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THEN WE HAD THE SHUTDOWN THAT HAPPENED IN DECEMBER OF 2020 AND JANUARY OF 2021.

SO WE WENT DARK DURING THOSE TWO MONTHS AND THEN RESUMED AGAIN IN FEBRUARY OF 2021, ALL THE WAY THROUGH JUNE OF 2021.

SO BASICALLY A BIG CHUNK OF TIME RIGHT THERE.

AND WHAT WE DID IS WE CREATED AN INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN THAT CREATED A CONSISTED OF CREATION OF 15 AND 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL SPOTS, DIGITAL BANNER ADS, IN-HOME CONNECTED TV SPOTS.

WE EVEN DID SOME BROADCAST TV.

WE DID SOME DIGITAL RADIO SPOTS THAT HAD BOTH VIDEO BANNER AND VOICE OVER EMAIL NEWSLETTER SPONSORSHIPS, CONTENT SYNDICATION ARTICLES, BEHAVIORAL RETARGETING AND REMARKETING CAMPAIGNS, SOME SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING ADVERTISING.

AND WE ACTUALLY USE SOME TECHNOLOGY OF GPS TRAVEL DATA TO RETARGET CAMPAIGNS TO PEOPLE THAT WE KNEW THAT VISITED THE DESTINATION.

AND THEN ANOTHER THING WE DID IS WE WORKED WITH ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES, IN THIS CASE, EXPEDIA, TO REALLY RUN SOME PROMOTIONS DURING THAT PERIOD.

AND REAL QUICK NOTE HERE JUST THAT ONE SAN DIEGO CO-OP BROUGHT IN ABOUT $3.6 MILLION IN GROSS ROOM REVENUE, OVER 15,000 TOTAL ROOM NIGHTS, AND THAT WAS FROM APRIL TO JUNE OF 2021.

SO I'LL GO INTO SOME MORE RESULTS HERE, BUT THAT'S JUST ONE MORE CALLING OUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THAT CO-OP.

SO GOING INTO THE THE CAMPAIGN ITSELF, WE WORKED WITH A COMPANY CALLED H2R, AND THERE ARE KNOWN DATA COMPANY THAT DOES MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS SURVEYS AND RESEARCH.

AND THEY ACTUALLY WENT OUT.

THEY FOUND PEOPLE THAT SAW OUR ADVERTISEMENTS, THEY TALKED TO THEM, HAD ONE ON ONE STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS, AS WELL AS USE SURVEYS TO REALLY GET THE SENTIMENT OF WHO SAW OUR ADVERTISING, HOW IT AFFECTED THEM AND HOW IT INFLUENCED THEM TO MAKE THEIR DECISIONS TO COME TO THE MARKET OR JUST TRAVEL IN GENERAL.

SO WHAT WE SAW WITH THIS MARKETING EFFICIENCY OF THIS CAMPAIGN, ABOUT 52 PERCENT OF TRAVELERS HAD SEEN OR HEARD OF CARLSBAD.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR CARLSBAD IS CALLING.

WE REACHED ABOUT 2.41 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS, ABOUT ROUGHLY A NET SPEND OF $255,000 ON ADVERTISING IN THE TARGET MARKET.

AND THEN THAT CAME OUT TO ABOUT 11 CENTS TO REACH EACH HOUSEHOLD IN THOSE MARKETS.

SO WE REALLY KIND OF FOCUSED ON THE L.A.

MARKET, SAN DIEGO AND THE PHENIX ARIZONA MARKETS, WERE THE THREE KIND OF PRIMARY MARKETS THAT WE REALLY LOOKED TO ADVERTISE AND WE KNEW WE WERE REALLY TARGETING THAT DRIVE TRAVELER DRIVE MARKET.

SO OUT OF THIS CAME THE INCREMENTAL IMPACT OF THE STUDY AND THE FULL STUDY WAS ATTACHED.

BUT THESE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS.

WHAT WE SAW SO OUT OF THE CARLSBAD IS CALLING CAMPAIGN, WE SAW ABOUT 52,000 INCREMENTAL TRIPS WERE GENERATED BY THE CAMPAIGN OF THAT.

AND THROUGH AGAIN, THESE INTERVIEWS AND SURVEYS ABOUT $673 WAS THE AVERAGE SPEND ON EACH OF THOSE INCREMENTAL TRAVEL PARTIES.

SO THE TOTAL COMBINED ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THIS CAMPAIGN WITH EVERYTHING INVOLVED HOTELS, SALES TAX, EVERYTHING SHOPPING CAME OUT TO BE ABOUT $35.1 MILLION DOLLARS IN INCREMENTAL REVENUE THAT WAS GENERATED BY THE CARLSBAD IS CALLING CAMPAIGN.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, THAT COMES OUT TO ABOUT $124 THAT WAS RETURNED TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY FOR EACH DOLLAR INVESTED IN THE CAMPAIGN.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS, OBVIOUSLY, AND IS BIG FOR US IN THE CITY AND EVERYONE IN THE TOURISM MARKET HERE IS ROOM NIGHTS AND HOTELS.

SO THIS CAMPAIGN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR GENERATING ABOUT 22,500 INCREMENTAL ROOM NIGHTS ACROSS ALL LODGING CATEGORIES.

THAT KIND OF WHEN YOU TAKE THAT BY A BASIC ADR OF ABOUT $159 COMES OUT TO $3.8 MILLION ROOM REVENUE THAT WAS GENERATED OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

SO THAT'S ABOUT A NINE MONTH PERIOD THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

SO, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, HAD REALLY GOOD IMPACT AS WELL ON THE ACTUAL HOTELS AND RESORTS IN THE RECOVERY EFFORTS.

SO JUST COMING IN AND LOOKING AT THAT FROM THE STAR REPORT, WHAT WE SAW YEAR OVER YEAR, HOTEL OCCUPANCY INCREASED 17.3 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR.

WE SAW A GAIN OF THE ADR AVERAGE DAILY RATE INCREASED 45 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR AND THEN REVENUE PER AVAILABLE ROOM INCREASED 70 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE STAR REPORTS AND COMPARE THEM, WE DEFINITELY SEE, YOU KNOW, PART OF THAT IS THE ECONOMY RECOVERING.

BUT WE DEFINITELY SAW FOR THAT SPECIFIC PERIOD THAT THERE WAS AN IMPACT FROM THE CAMPAIGN.

AND NOW KIM IS GOING TO GO INTO A FEW THINGS, JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT WE'RE DOING MOVING FORWARD FROM THIS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE THIS AFTERNOON AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON VISIT CARLSBAD EFFORTS AND THE STATE OF TOURISM IN OUR COMMUNITY.

JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF MARK AND MYSELF FOR THAT FUNDING TO

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EXECUTE THAT VISIT CARLSBAD CAMPAIGN AND TO SUPPORT OUR INDUSTRY'S RECOVERY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, GREAT GREAT RESULTS FROM THAT AND THANK YOU TO MARK.

HE WAS A TEAM OF ONE EXECUTING THAT.

SO THANK YOU TO MARK.

I WAS SO LUCKY TO WORK WITH HIM.

SO I'M JUST OVER 90 DAYS INTO MY POSITION AS AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VISIT CARLSBAD.

I'M PROUD TO CALL CARLSBAD HOME.

I'VE JUST MOVED MY FAMILY IN NOVEMBER AND IN JUST A SHORT TIME, I CAN ALREADY FEEL THE IMMENSE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT OUR RESIDENTS GET TO ENJOY BY LIVING IN THIS COMMUNITY.

AND THAT QUALITY OF LIFE COMES FROM A WELL-FUNDED AND A WELL-RUN CITY, AND HAVING A WELL-FUNDED CITY IS SUPPORTED BY TOURISM IN CARLSBAD.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE ALL KNOW THAT THE THE TAXES THAT A HOTEL GUEST STAYS INTO ARE THE NUMBER THREE GENERATOR INTO THE CITY OF CARLSBAD.

GENERAL FUND AND THAT OUR OVERNIGHT GUESTS ALSO PROVIDE THAT INCREMENTAL SALES TAX REVENUE BY AND SUPPORTING THE LOCAL BUSINESSES BY SHOPPING AND DINING AND VISITING OUR ATTRACTIONS.

SO HOW'S TOURISM DOING? WE HAVE HOTEL PERFORMANCE FOR 2021 THROUGH NOVEMBER HERE ON THE SCREEN, AS YOU CAN SEE, AND WE ARE COMPARING TO 2019 LOOKING AT MORE OF A PRE-COVID YEAR.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR OCCUPANCY RATES, WE HAVE A WAYS TO GO TO GET BACK TO OUR 2019 OCCUPANCY LEVELS.

HOWEVER, AS IT RELATES TO AVERAGE DAILY RATE AND REV PAR, WE ARE OUTPACING 2019 NUMBERS FOR AVERAGE DAILY RATE AND WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO OUR 2019 NUMBERS ON REVENUE PER AVAILABLE ROOM.

SO MARK, IF YOU CAN ADVANCE THE SLIDE.

AND THEN JUST IN TERMS OF INSIGHTS AND CONSIDERATIONS, THERE'S CERTAINLY 2021 WE SAW PENT UP DEMAND FOR TRAVEL AND CARLSBAD BEING A PLACE WITH BEACHES AND OPEN SPACES, AND I KNOW THAT WAS A BIG PART OF THE CAMPAIGN MESSAGING.

WE WERE A TOP CHOICE FOR TRAVELERS.

BUT KNOWING THAT OUR DRIVE MARKETS HAVE BEEN OUR BEST GUESTS, ESSENTIALLY KNOWING THAT FOLKS WERE LESS LIKELY TO GET ON AN AIRPLANE IN 2021 OR TRAVEL TO ANOTHER COUNTRY, WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THAT IN THE FUTURE.

SO WHEN ARE CALIFORNIANS ARE READY TO TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND GET ON AIRPLANES, TRAVEL FOR LONGER DISTANCES? WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHO'S GOING TO COME HERE AND THINKING ABOUT THOSE, THOSE LONGER HAUL MARKETS FOR US.

AND THEN CERTAINLY OMICRON IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEING FELT IN THE INDUSTRY AND OBVIOUSLY IN THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

JANUARY IS NORMALLY A SLOW SEASON FOR CARLSBAD IN TERMS OF OUR LEISURE GUESTS.

HOWEVER, WE DO GENERALLY HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS AND SMALL MEETINGS TRAVEL DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

SO ANECDOTALLY, FROM TALKING TO A NUMBER OF OUR HOTELS THAT HAVE THOSE MEETING SPACES, WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY IN A IN A CRISIS.

WE'RE SEEING POSTPONEMENTS, SOME CANCELATIONS, BUT POSTPONED POSTPONEMENTS.

WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE IN JANUARY MAYBE PUSHED TO MARCH, WITH MARCH PUSHED TO APRIL OR AUGUST AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

SO IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE ARE WATCHING AND THIS IS IMPACTING MANY INDUSTRIES.

AND SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO IN TERMS OF WHAT'S AHEAD FOR VISIT, CARLSBAD WE'LL BE CONVENING OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEXT WEEK TO COMPLETE AND BUILD OUT OUR TWO YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON AND MARK IS WORKING ON THIS.

OUR SPRING INTEGRATED MARKETING CAMPAIGN CALLED GROWING GOOD TIMES WHICH WILL BE LEVERAGING EARNED MEDIA ADVERTISING TO LEISURE VISITORS, AS WELL AS THOSE MEETING AND CONFERENCE PLANNERS, WHICH WILL LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY.

2022.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO BE BUILDING OUR NEW DESTINATION BRAND WORKING ON THAT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS FROM A STRATEGY AND RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT.

LOOK FORWARD TO LAUNCHING THAT IN APRIL MAY OF 2022.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, BUILDING THE VISIT CARLSBAD TEAM.

AND WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES OUR REPORT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO NOTE THAT THIS WAS A POINT IN TIME WHERE THE CITY COUNCIL ACTED EARLY.

THEY INVESTED APPROPRIATELY, AND THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

AND IT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE GREAT PARTNERS AT VISIT CARLSBAD.

IT'S BECAUSE OF THE EARLY ACTION.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE NUMBERS, WE SEE THAT NOT ONLY APPROPRIATELY WERE WE ABLE TO FLEX OR ALSO PULL BACK DEPENDING UPON WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH THE PANDEMIC.

BUT WE WERE ABLE TO INCREASE TOURISM AND THE ASSOCIATED HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS INCREASE THE REVENUE PER ROOM ON ALL POINTS.

THIS WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE PARK.

AND I WANT TO THANK VISIT CARLSBAD FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP AND THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THIS INVESTMENT.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

DO WE HAVE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM? YOU MAY CALL FOR SPEAKERS AT THIS TIME.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER FOUR TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR YOU'RE JOINING US BY

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PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN YOU CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU'LL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AND PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

THERE ARE NO SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM MAYOR.

OKAY.

QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

OKAY.

I HAVE A QUESTION IN THE PAST, AND I'M GOING BACK TO 2019 NOW.

THERE USED TO BE A REAL PUSH TO TRY AND PROMOTE THE DECEMBER, JANUARY FEBRUARY MARKET BECAUSE THAT WAS ALWAYS OUR, SHALL I SAY.

DOWNSIDE OF THE YEAR FOR US, AND COULD YOU HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW YOU'RE FOCUSING NOW ON THOSE MONTHS? A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL.

SURE.

SURE, MAYOR.

HISTORICALLY, YES, ESPECIALLY SINCE I CAME ON.

SO I CAME ON TO VISIT CARLSBAD IN 2017.

IT WAS A NEW POSITION TO REALLY FOCUS ON THE MARKETING SIDE FOR THE DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION.

AND SOON AFTER I GOT THERE AND STARTING IN ABOUT 2018, WE STARTED DOING SEASONAL CAMPAIGNS THAT WERE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

THE FIRST ONES BEING A SPRING CAMPAIGN AND THOSE SAW GREAT SUCCESS IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND THEN STARTING THE THIRD YEAR WAS THE COVID YEAR.

SO WE WERE WE WERE IN THE MIDST OF A SPRING CAMPAIGN THAT STARTED IN JANUARY AND HAD JUST GOT GOING THROUGH FEBRUARY, SHOWING REALLY GOOD RESULTS BEFORE COVID HIT.

AND THEN WE PULLED EVERYTHING BACK AND EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN WITH OUR ORGANIZATION AND OUR OUTREACH BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS SHUTTING DOWN.

SO HISTORICALLY, WE HAVE DONE THOSE NOW WITH OUR FUNDING AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN INCREASED.

WE ARE ACTUALLY DOING MORE SEASONAL CAMPAIGNS.

ONE OF THEM, AS CONVENTION IS GOING TO BE THE GROWING GOOD TIMES CAMPAIGN THIS SPRING THAT WILL COME STARTING FEBRUARY 1ST AND THAT'LL HIT THE MARKET AND THAT WILL GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH MAY.

AND AGAIN, IT WILL BE ANOTHER INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN.

IT WILL CONSIST OF 15 AND 30 SECOND VIDEO ADS THAT WILL BE USED, AS WELL AS IN BROADCAST TV SPOTS, COMMERCIALS AS WELL AS IN-HOME DESTINATION AND THEN OTHER INTEGRATED COMPONENTS, DIGITAL RADIO, BANNER ADS, RETARGETING AND REMARKETING.

ALL THE THINGS KIND OF I MENTIONED BEFORE THIS CARLSBAD IS CALLING CAMPAIGN WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, AND THE REALLY THE GOAL IS MOVING FORWARD NOW THAT WE HAVE THIS ABILITY TO DO MORE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON ALL THOSE NEW TIMES AND WHAT WE SEE IN THE MARKET REAL QUICK.

MAYOR, IS THAT, YOU KNOW, STARTING SEPTEMBER, REALLY AFTER SUMMER, WE KNOW THE BUSY TIME IT DROPS DOWN AND IT GOES TO A LOW POINT OF DECEMBER AND THEN GRADUALLY STARTS BUILDING BACK UP BEFORE SUMMER AGAIN.

BUT REALLY, THAT WHOLE TIME FROM AFTER SUMMER BEFORE WE GET BACK TO SUMMER, THE NEEDS PERIOD AND THAT WE REALLY NEED TO REALLY INCREASE THE LEISURE MARKET THERE, AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON.

YEAH, AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S VERY MUCH APPRECIATIVE.

YOU KNOW, OTHER PARTS OF THE NATION, THEY HAVE THIS WHITE STUFF THAT COMES PERIODICALLY DURING THE YEAR AND THIS YEAR IT'S BEEN PRETTY HEAVY SNOW THROUGHOUT THE NORTH AND ESPECIALLY THE NORTHEAST.

SO IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE ABOUT READY TO FIND A LITTLE WARMER DESTINATION.

SO I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO THOSE PEOPLE COMING TO ENJOY CARLSBAD.

ALSO, YOU'LL INCORPORATE THE FLOWER FIELDS AND ALL THEY HAVE TO OFFER TO INTO IT.

OF COURSE.

AND THAT'S KIND OF REALLY THE INCEPTION OF GROWING GOOD TIMES CAME OUT OF SPRING, WE KNOW IS THE START OF THE FLOWER FIELDS IN MARCH, AND THIS IS REALLY GOING TO INCORPORATE A FLORAL ASPECT TO THIS CAMPAIGN.

SO DEFINITELY.

OKAY.

YEAH, THERE ARE STRAWBERRIES, TOO.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? YES, MR. NORBY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR HALL.

AND JUST KIND OF THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO AND THE EFFORTS TO PUT FORWARD THE [INAUDIBLE] IS A BIG PORTION OF OUR BUDGET LARGER THAN MOST CITIES, THAT'S FOR SURE.

BUT THE RETAIL SPEND WAS MENTIONED TODAY IN TERMS OF VISITORS HERE, AND I CAN KIND OF REMEMBER BACK FROM DECADES AGO, IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A THIRD OF THE DOLLARS TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION.

A THIRD OF THE DOLLARS WERE TO PAY FOR YOUR ROOMS AND A THIRD OF THE DOLLARS TO RETAIL SPEND.

BUT WHAT IS THE WHAT IS ESSENTIAL? HAS THAT CHANGED OR IS THAT ABOUT RIGHT OR? AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW IT'S MORE THAN JUST CO2, BUT ALSO THERE'S SIGNIFICANT KIND OF INFUSION OF RETAIL SPEND OR SALES TAX DOLLARS THAT COMES TO OUR CITY.

SO THE QUESTION IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT PERCENTAGE IS KIND OF THE INDUSTRY STANDARD OR MAYBE [INAUDIBLE] ON RETAIL SPEND? YEAH, I'LL GO REAL QUICK FIRST, AND THEN KIM CAN CHIME IN AS NEEDED, BUT BASICALLY FROM THIS WHAT WE SAW WITH THIS MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS SURVEY, I THINK, YOU KNOW,

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THE PORTION OF ACTUAL OVERNIGHT ROOM NIGHTS WE WE SAW THAT TOTAL COMPARED TO THE OVERALL ECONOMIC IMPACT.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS NOT A HUGE PORTION OF THE OVERALL ECONOMIC IMPACT.

WHICH TO ME TALKS TO THAT THERE WAS A LOT MORE OF A LOCAL MARKET.

IT'S A DRIVE MARKET.

VERY UNIQUE TIMES, OF COURSE, WITH COVID AND THE WAY PEOPLE WERE TRAVELING STAYING CLOSER TO HOME SO THAT WE WE DEFINITELY HAD A LOT MORE PEOPLE COMING IN THAT WEREN'T NECESSARILY OVERNIGHT GUESTS, BUT ALSO COMING IN SHOPPING, EATING, DINING AND DOING ALL THAT.

SO WITH THIS UNIQUE CASE, I THINK WE ACTUALLY SAW THAT INCREASE.

NOW, YOU KNOW, TYPICALLY THE LODGING WOULD PLAY A LITTLE BIT BIGGER OF A PORTION LIKE YOU WERE SEEING IN THE PAST.

BUT I THINK WE REALLY SAW MORE IN THAT CALL OUT TO THE LOCAL MARKET EFFORTS TO STIMULATE THE LOCAL HYPER LOCAL COMMUNITY, TO COME OUT, SUPPORT BUSINESS AND DO ALL THAT.

SO WITH ALL THAT COMBINED, I DEFINITELY THINK WE SAW MORE ON THE SHOPPING DINING ASPECT AS WELL AS THE LODGING.

AND CERTAINLY ON THE FROM AN INDUSTRY STANDPOINT, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S AN INDUSTRY STANDARD OR STANDARD IN TERMS OF THE VISITOR VISITOR PORTION OF SALES TAX, BUT I KNOW JUST FROM OTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DESTINATIONS, IT'S ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE OF THE TOTAL SALES TAX.

BUT AGAIN, I'D HAVE TO DO GET DEEPER INTO INTO THE LOCAL NUMBERS AND MAYBE DO SOME ECONOMIC IMPACT RESEARCH ON THAT.

OK.

DR. BHAT-PATEL.

YES THANK YOU.

YEAH, THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO SEE THE IMPACTS OF WHAT WE INVESTED IN AS A COUNCIL AND OF COURSE, WORKING ALONGSIDE YOU ALL.

I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY IMPORTANT TO SEE THE RECOVERY AND OF COURSE, THE UPS AND DOWNS THAT WE'VE ALL HAD TO KIND OF WEATHER, RIGHT? AND SO I THINK THIS CAMPAIGN, I KNOW THAT THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME BEFORE US AND WE WERE ALL UNANIMOUSLY IN SUPPORT OF IT BECAUSE IT REALLY WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO HOPEFULLY ALLOW US TO GET TO A POINT WHERE WE COULD START TO SEE SOME FOLKS COMING BACK IN AND VISITING CARLSBAD.

AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE ALSO BROUGHT UP IS JUST HOW DO WE CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO FOLKS THAT MAY NOT NECESSARILY ALREADY BE COMING TO CARLSBAD AND ENJOYING OUR COMMUNITY? AND SO I KNOW THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT AT LEAST DURING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, THAT WE THAT I SIT ON WITH THE MAYOR.

BUT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I'VE DEFINITELY BEEN ASKING FOR IS, HEY, HOW DO WE BRING FOLKS FROM ALL DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE TO BE ABLE TO COME OUT HERE AND ENJOY THE COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE? AND THEN, OF COURSE, THINKING OF IT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HOW DO WE ALSO ENGAGE WITH OUR LOCALS AND ENSURE THAT OBVIOUSLY THESE THINGS CAN ALSO BE SOMETHING THAT OUR LOCALS HAVE THE ABILITY TO REALLY ENJOY AND INCORPORATE INTO THEIR DAY TO DAY.

AND SO I THINK THIS IS REALLY AN AWESOME PERSPECTIVE, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THAT STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND JUST HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOPEFULLY PROVIDE SOME FEEDBACK ONCE WE DO LOOK AT IT AT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AND IT'S REALLY GREAT THAT WE SAW SOME RETURN ON OUR INVESTMENT THIS TIME AROUND.

SO REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

THANKS.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

YES, THANK YOU, I JUST WANTED TO CHIME IN, WHAT A HUGE SUCCESS, THIS IS REALLY EXCELLENT WORK AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS AN EXCELLENT RETURN ON INVESTMENT AS A BUSINESS, AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER MYSELF, LIKE, WOW, I WISH, I WISH I COULD HAVE SEEN THAT KIND OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT $124 RETURN PER $1 SPENT AND GENERATING 35 OVER $35 MILLION DOLLARS AFTER SPENDING JUST $250,000 OR SO.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY INCREDIBLE.

I'M SO PLEASED TO HAVE MARK RUDYK AND ALSO TO WELCOME KIM SIDORIAK.

I KNOW YOU'VE ONLY BEEN HERE A FEW MONTHS, BUT I ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU AND KNOW YOU HAVE JUST SUCH A GREAT BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE AND SUCH A DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THIS FIELD.

SO THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT INDUSTRY TO US, AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK IN THIS, AND I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE ON THE WAY AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU.

AND KUDOS TO YOU FOR A GREAT JOB.

OK, SO I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY ACTION REQUIRED ON THIS ITEM TONIGHT.

IT'S JUST TO RECEIVE THE REPORT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH AGAIN.

VERY WELL DONE.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.

MOVING ON TO ITEM FIVE, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BY AND

[5. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BY AND AMONG THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES FOR SHARING COSTS OF INNOVATE78 MARKETING SERVICES]

AMONG THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES FOR COST-SHARING OF INNOVATE 78 MARKETING SERVICES MR. CHADWICK THE INTRODUCTION.

YES SIR AND MAKING THE PRESENTATION IS OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MR. MATT SANFORD.

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SORRY, I LOST MY UNMUTE BUTTON.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS MATT SANFORD I'M THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF CARLSBAD.

HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SEE MY SCREEN OK AND WE'LL WE'LL JUMP RIGHT IN.

SO BEFORE YOU TODAY IS A CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT AN MOU BETWEEN THE FIVE CITIES ALONG THE 78 CORRIDOR, WHICH CONSISTS OF CARLSBAD, ESCONDIDO, OCEANSIDE, SAN MARCOS AND VISTA FOR COST SHARING OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO MARKETING THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES.

SO TO PROVIDE A BIT OF BACKGROUND OF WHAT INNOVATE 78 IS.

IT IS A UNIQUE FIVE CITY PARTNERSHIP TO JOINTLY APPROACH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND COMPETE AS A REGION INSTEAD OF AS FIVE INDIVIDUAL CITIES.

THE PARTNERSHIP STARTED IN 2012, WHEN MAYORS OF EACH OF THE FIVE CITIES BEGAN TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND THEN STAFF QUICKLY ENGAGED, MOVING FROM THAT POINT FORWARD.

SO JUST TO PROVIDE A BIT OF A TIMELINE, SO WE ARE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A DECADE OF COLLABORATION AMONG THESE FIVE CITIES FROM WHEN THE MAYORS BEGAN THEIR CO-PROMOTION.

AND THEN IN 2014, THE FIRST MOU FOR INNOVATE 78 WAS ADOPTED FOR A COST SHARING OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S REALLY BEEN A UNIQUE COLLABORATION SINCE THAT POINT.

AND WE HAVE FROM 2014 TO TO 2021.

CONTRACTED WITH THE SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR EXECUTION OF THIS PROGRAM IN 2018, THE THE PROGRAM BECAME MORE FOCUSED ON CERTAIN SEGMENTS, INCLUDING STARTUPS WITH A SUB INITIATIVE CALLED STARTUP 78, WHICH REALLY FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN THE NORTH COUNTY REGION.

WHEN, AFTER TALKING WITH A NUMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS, WE REALIZED THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS UP HERE THAT ARE STARTING BUSINESSES AND GROWING BUSINESSES, AND NOT A LOT OF SUPPORT PROGRAMING FOR THOSE.

SO THIS HAS BEEN AN INITIATIVE THAT ACROSS NORTH COUNTY HAS REALLY HAD ITS EAR TO THE GROUND IN IDENTIFYING NEW AND EMERGING TRENDS.

IN 2020, THE INITIATIVE WAS ALSO JUST LIKE MOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, REALLY BECAME A RESOURCE FOR PANDEMIC RECOVERY FOR BUSINESSES, REALLY RELAYING CLEAR AND CONCISE INFORMATION SIMILAR TO OUR CITY MANAGER'S REPORT IN CARLSBAD.

BUT ACROSS THE 78 CORRIDOR FOR BUSINESSES JUST TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HELP WAS AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO TO WHETHER THAT THE HARSH TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC AND RECOVER FROM THAT POINT.

NOW, MOVING FORWARD AND HERE WE SIT IN 2022, WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT IS AHEAD AND HOW WE CAN BEST INNOVATE AS FIVE CITIES TO MEET CHALLENGES AS THEY COME.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN QUITE A LOT OF A REASON FOR CELEBRATION OF THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE.

IT HAS CREATED A REALLY BROADER ENGAGEMENT FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE WITH THE BROADER REGION AND EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

IT HAS CREATED NEW TOOLS TO PROMOTE THE 78 CORRIDOR AS A PLACE FOR INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES, FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND STARTUPS.

AND NOW, AS WELL AS TALENT AS A KEY FOCUS, REALLY MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE THE PEOPLE HERE IN NORTH COUNTY TO TO FILL THOSE JOBS IN OUR BUSINESSES TO HELP THEM GROW FURTHER.

IT IS ESTABLISHED BEST PRACTICE SHARING AND COLLABORATION ON EXPANSION, ATTRACTION AND RETENTION PROJECTS.

AND BY THOSE, WE MEAN COMPANY PROJECTS THAT ARE EITHER EXPANDING HERE OR HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MOVE TO THE 78 CORRIDOR REGION.

THE FIVE CITIES ARE OFTEN COLLABORATING ON THOSE PROJECTS.

IF THERE'S NOT ROOM FOR A BUSINESS TO GROW IN CARLSBAD, WE WANT TO SEE THEM NEXT DOOR IN OCEANSIDE OR VISTA SO THAT THAT EMPLOYMENT BASE STILL STAYS IN NORTH COUNTY, ET CETERA.

AND IT IS REALLY MARKETED THE 78 CORRIDOR COLLECTIVELY AS A DESTINATION FOR FOR COMPANIES WITH THAT QUALITY OF LIFE MESSAGING AND AS A AS A DESTINATION FOR WORKERS AS WELL.

WE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE ALL THE RIGHT HOUSING MIX IF WE'RE JUST LOOKING AT ONE CITY INDIVIDUALLY.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE ABLE TO LOOK AT FIVE CITIES COLLECTIVELY, IT REALLY CREATES A MUCH BETTER MIX OF HOUSING, FROM WORKFORCE HOUSING TO EXECUTIVE HOUSING, ET CETERA.

AND SO WE REALLY ARE ABLE TO SHOW THE FULL PICTURE THERE.

AND FINALLY, IT'S AN AWARD WINNING INITIATIVE.

WE HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL AWARDS FROM THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS, AS WELL AS THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR THIS COLLABORATIVE EFFORT.

MOVING FORWARD, STAFF OF THE FIVE CITIES BEGAN TO SEE IN PART

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BECAUSE OF COVID AND IN PART BECAUSE OF JUST THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF OUR BUSINESS MIX THAT WE MAY BE IN NEED OF A NEW APPROACH FOR INNOVATE 78.

THE THE MARKETING NEEDS, FOR EXAMPLE, HAVE OUTGROWN THE ABILITY OF ANY ONE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION TO EXECUTE THOSE SERVICES, AND WE REALLY NEED TO RELY ON PROFESSIONAL MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THOSE.

AS MENTIONED, THE IMPACTS OF COVID 19 CERTAINLY CHANGE THE TYPE OF SUPPORT THAT BUSINESSES NEED ACROSS NORTH COUNTY, AS WELL AS THE PROJECTIONS FOR HOW THEY WOULD NEED SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD.

SO, YOU KNOW, A BIT OF A RESET IN HOW WE WERE ABLE TO TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES THERE.

SO STAFF FROM ACROSS THE FIVE CITIES IS RECOMMENDING A HYBRID APPROACH, WHICH WOULD SPLIT FUNDING BETWEEN TWO RESOURCES.

THE FIRST, THE FIVE CITIES, WOULD JOINTLY PROCURE A MARKETING FIRM TO ASSIST WITH MARKETING 78 CORRIDOR CITIES COLLECTIVELY.

AND SECOND, THE SAN DIEGO NORTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WOULD MANAGE ACTIVITIES SIMILAR TO WHAT THE SAN DIEGO REGIONAL EDC PROVIDED THROUGH A NEW INNERVATE 78 TIER OF MEMBERSHIP.

THE ADVANTAGES TO THIS HYBRID APPROACH ARE THAT IT ALLOWS US TO WORK WITH TWO ORGANIZATIONS, BOTH WITH UNIQUE EXPERTISE.

IT ALLOWS US TO JOINTLY MARKET THE THE REGION THROUGH A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OR PROFESSIONAL MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FIRM WITH DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE OF THE AREA.

AND IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE GREATER CONTROL OVER THE MESSAGING BECAUSE IT'S NOT FUNNELED THROUGH AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.

WE HAD GREAT SUCCESS.

I WANT TO POINT OUT, BUT AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE REALLY NEED A PROFESSIONAL MARKETING FIRM FOR THAT.

ALSO, THERE'S CONSENSUS AMONG THE STAFF OF THE FIVE CITIES THAT THE SAN DIEGO NORTH EDC HAS REALLY DEMONSTRATED CLEAR VALUE AND A CAPACITY TO EXECUTE THESE SERVICES FOR FOR THOSE WHO YOU KNOW, SUCH AS THE MAYOR WHO ARE AROUND AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS INITIATIVE.

THERE WAS ALWAYS A DESIRE TO WORK WITH A MORE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION WHEN THE CAPACITY EXISTED.

THAT ORGANIZATION HAS REALLY GROWN TO BECOME THAT ORGANIZATION, AND I THINK NOW HAS THAT CAPACITY IN INVESTING IN SAN DIEGO.

NORTH EDC IS REALLY INVESTING IN ITS ABILITY TO TO FURTHER THAT CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACROSS NORTH COUNTY.

SO AS NEXT STEPS, THE CITIES ARE INVESTING INDIVIDUALLY AT THAT INNOVATE 78 TIER MEMBERSHIP.

WE DID ISSUE AN RFP THROUGH THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE TO LOOK AT MARKETING SERVICES AND STAFF RECOMMENDED GPW COMMUNICATIONS, WHICH WOULD BE JOINTLY MANAGED BY THE FIVE CITIES.

CITIES WOULD CONTINUE TO EQUALLY FUND INNOVATE 78 AND RECEIVE EQUAL BENEFIT.

EACH CITY CURRENTLY CONTRIBUTES $38,000 PER YEAR.

FUNDS ARE BUDGETED AND NO INCREASE IN FINANCIAL RESOURCES WOULD BE NECESSARY OR PROPOSED.

HOWEVER, A NEW MOU WOULD NEED TO BE APPROVED BY THE FIVE CITIES TO ESTABLISH A NEW COST SHARING AGREEMENT FOR THOSE COLLABORATIVE MARKETING SERVICES.

SO BEFORE YOU TODAY ARE TWO OPTIONS.

OPTION NUMBER ONE WOULD BE TO APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BY AND AMONG THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES FOR THAT COST SHARING OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

THE OUTCOMES FROM THIS WOULD CERTAINLY CONTINUE THE DECADE OF PRECEDENT AND COLLABORATION AMONGST THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES, WHICH IS A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP AND LEVERAGE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF THE FIVE CITIES COLLECTIVELY TO BE ABLE TO MARKET THE 78 CORRIDOR REGION.

OPTION NUMBER TWO WOULD BE NOT TO APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND THE OUTCOMES.

THERE ARE OUR POTENTIAL SAVINGS OF $20,000 BY NOT CONTRIBUTING TO THAT MARKETING CONTRACT.

HOWEVER, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO LEVERAGE THE COLLECTIVE AMOUNT OF THE FIVE CITIES TO BE ABLE TO MARKET THAT, AND WE WOULD ALSO RISK BEING ESSENTIALLY LEFT OUT OF SOME OF THAT SUB REGIONAL MARKETING FOR THE 78 CORRIDOR.

IT WOULD ALSO BREAK THAT THAT DECADE OF COLLABORATION AMONG THE FIVE CITIES.

SO WITH THAT STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION AND ECHOED BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE, WOULD BE TO APPROVE THE MOU BY AND AMONG THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES.

AND WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VERY WELL DONE.

DO WE HAVE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM? AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

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ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

THERE ARE NO SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM, MAYOR, OK QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

YES, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION, I JUST HAVE A REALLY QUICK CLARIFYING QUESTION FOR STAFF ON THE SLIDE.

YOU MENTIONED $38,000 WAS OUR CITY CONTRIBUTION, BUT IN THE STAFF REPORT AND FOR THIS AGENDA ITEM, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A CONTRIBUTION OF $20,000.

IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT THAT IS MAKING IT STILL THIRTY EIGHT OR HAS THE PRICE GONE DOWN FOR US? THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

SO THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO PARTS OF THIS, AND THE CITY HAS BUDGETED FOR A TOTAL OF $40,000 IN THE FY 21-22 BUDGET, $20,000 TO GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP, THE ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP OF THE SAN DIEGO NORTH EDC AND $20,000 TO THE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP.

WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU IS SOLELY THE MOU FOR THE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP.

THE OTHER WOULD BE USING EXISTING BUDGETED FUNDS AS WELL.

SO THERE IS NO REDUCTION.

IT'S THE TOTAL OF WHAT WAS BUDGETED, THE $40,000 IN THIS BUDGET TO CONTRIBUTE TO A REPLACEMENT TO INNOVATE 78 SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE IT TONIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT WHAT I HEARD, BECAUSE I HEARD THAT THERE WOULD BE NO INCREASE FROM THE PAST, WHICH IS $38,000.

CORRECT, IT'S I'M SORRY, COUNCIL.

IT IS FULLY BUDGETED FOR $40,000 BECAUSE THERE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INCREASES, BUT $38,000 IS WHAT WE'RE CONTRIBUTING.

OK, BUT IN 2022, WE WILL BE PAYING $20,000 FOR MEMBERSHIP FEES AND $20,000 FOR THIS MARKETING, SO IT WILL BE $40,000.

SO WE WOULD BE PAYING $20,000 FOR THE MEMBERSHIP WITH THE SAN DIEGO NORTH EDC.

AND AS OF RIGHT NOW, IT'S $18,000 PER CITY, WHICH WOULD GET US TO THAT, THAT $20,000, EXCUSE ME, WHICH WOULD GET US TO THAT $38,000.

BUT WE HAVE ALLOCATED $20,000 FOR THAT JUST IN CASE THERE IS ANY OVERAGES.

OK.

OK.

IT'S JUST A LITTLE CONFUSING THE WAY THAT THE STAFF REPORT IS WRITTEN, SO I'M REALLY GLAD THAT I ASKED BECAUSE THAT IS NOT AT ALL WHAT I READ.

OK, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? FINAL COMMENTS.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK.

I'M SORRY.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA NO, I THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO FOLLOW UP FROM MY QUESTION, SAY, REGARDLESS OF MY QUESTIONS, I THINK THIS IS A REALLY EXCELLENT PROGRAM AND I'M REALLY GLAD THAT WE'RE COLLABORATING WITH OTHER CITIES.

WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT COLLABORATING WITH OTHER CITIES, AND I KNOW THE MAYOR HAS BEEN PART OF THIS FOR A LONG TIME, AND I THINK THIS IS A REALLY EXCELLENT PROGRAM.

SO I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS DESPITE, YOU KNOW, ASKING THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE MONEY.

AND DR.

DID I SEE YOU WAVE YOUR HAND? YEAH, THANK YOU.

YEAH, I AGREE, I THINK PREVIOUSLY WHEN WE WERE ALL MEETING IN PERSON, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND ONE OF THE MEETINGS FOR THE EDC, AND IT WAS DEFINITELY REALLY INSIGHTFUL TO SEE ALL OF THE EFFORT AND WORK THAT'S BEING PUT IN TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF THE CITIES ARE WORKING IN COLLABORATION.

THIS IS ONE REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS CAN CONTINUE TO DRIVE OUR ECONOMY, AND SO I THINK THIS IS A REALLY GREAT INVESTMENT FROM OUR SIDE.

I'D LOVE TO CONTINUE TO SEE THAT, AND I'M SURE THERE WILL BE MORE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS COMING OUT OF THERE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE REALLY AMPLIFYING OUR ECONOMICS HERE IN THE CITY OF CARLSBAD.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SUPPORTING THIS AND THANKS TO THE REST OF THE COUNCIL, IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THANKS.

OK, I JUST WANT TO ALSO ECHO MY COLLEAGUES, AND I'M ALSO IT'S EXCITING FOR ME THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH NORTH COUNTY EDC.

WE ACTUALLY SPENT WELL OVER TWO YEARS TRYING TO PUT THIS TOGETHER, STARTING BACK IN LATE 2009 OR EARLY 2010, AND WE WERE WANTING THEM TO WORK WITH NORTH COUNTY EDC.

BUT THEY THEY REALLY JUST AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME, DIDN'T HAVE ALL THE TOOLS WE NEEDED TO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD IN THE WAY WE THOUGHT APPROPRIATE.

SO I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT ORGANIZATION HAS REALLY GROWN.

THEY HAVE A LOT TO OFFER, AND I'M EXCITED THIS YEAR THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH THEM AND I WILL.

I DO THINK THAT THEY WILL HELP US GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL, SO I'M IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS ALSO.

SO WITH THAT, IF WE COULD MR. NORBY, DID YOU WANT TO COMMENT AT ALL OR YOU GOOD TO GO? YES I'M GOOD TO GO.

THANKS FOR THE GREAT WORK AND GOOD TO SEE THE COLLABORATIVE.

OK.

WITH THAT A MOTION, PLEASE.

SURE.

MOVE APPROVAL OR MOVE APPROVAL OF THE SORRY.

ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BY AND AMONG THE 78 CORRIDORS FOR COST SHARING OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO MARKET THE 78 CORRIDOR CITIES, SECOND.

THANK YOU.

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CLERK, PLEASE TAKE ROLL, COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL AYE.

MAYOR PRO BLACKBURN AYE MAYOR HALL, AYE.

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

MOVING ON, DOES ANYONE WANT TO TAKE A BREAK IT'S 4:00 OR DO YOU WANT TO KEEP MOVING? UM, DOCTOR, DO YOU NEED A BREAK? NO, I'M GOOD TO KEEP GOING, GOOD TO GO.

[6. WORK PLANS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 FOR THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION, LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND ARTS COMMISSION]

OK, WELL, THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM SIX WORK PLANS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 FOR THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION, LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND THE ARTS COMMISSION.

MR. CHADWICK INTRODUCTIONS.

THANK YOU, SIR, AND MAKING OUR PRESENTATION TODAY IS OUR LIBRARY AND OUR CULTURAL ARTS DIRECTOR MS. SUZANNE SMITHSON, SUZANNE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER.

I AM SUZANNE SMITHSON, DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY AND CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT, AND LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN HERE.

OK, CAN YOU SEE THAT? GOOD SAW THUMBS UP, THANK YOU.

WE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT THE FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 WORK PLANS FOR THE THREE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY THE LIBRARY AND CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT.

WHILE I WILL BE MAKING THE PRESENTATION THIS AFTERNOON, WE DO HAVE THE STAFF LIAISONS FOR EACH OF THE COMMISSIONS, AS WELL AS THEIR CHAIRS AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION FOR THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

WE HAVE STAFF LIAISON DEPUTY LIBRARY DIRECTOR SHEILA CROSBY AND THE CHAIR CHAD MAJER FOR THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I AM THE STAFF LIAISON AND OUR CHAIR IS GINA MCBRIDE AND FOR THE ARTS COMMISSION, WE HAVE STAFF LIAISON CULTURAL ARTS MANAGER RICHARD SCHULTZ AND THE CHAIR EMMA JADHAV.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE REPRESENTING THE LIBRARY, THEY'RE NOT IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

THEY'RE IN SEMI CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, WHICH IS THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF WHEN EACH OF THESE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THEIR WORK PLAN FOR THE YEAR TO PRESENT TO YOU.

THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR THAT THE CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS HAVE PRESENTED WORK PLANS TO THE CITY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MUNICIPAL CODE.

SO WE ARE CONTINUING THAT TRADITION AND THE PROPOSED ACTION AT THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION IS TO ADOPT THE THREE RESOLUTIONS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE STAFF REPORT.

ONE FOR EACH OF THE THREE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, WHICH WE WILL NOW DISCUSS.

THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MADE A FEW CHANGES.

THEY TAKE THEIR CHARGE SERIOUSLY AND ARE WORKING TO DO THEIR PART TO SHARE THE CITY'S HISTORY WITH ALL THOSE WHO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN CARLSBAD.

THE COMMISSION IS WORKING TO ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE HISTORIC INFORMATION ONLINE AND IN OTHER VENUES.

SUCH AS CITIZEN'S ACADEMY, WHEN IT RETURNS, ONE OF THEIR MAJOR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR IS SOLIDLY IN PROGRESS THANKS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ACTION IN RECENT MONTHS.

THERE'S AN EXPLORATION INTO PARTICIPATING INTO THE MILLS ACT HERE IN CARLSBAD AND AS A REMINDER, THE MILLS ACT ALLOWS CITIES TO ENTER CONTRACTS WITH OWNERS OF QUALIFIED HISTORIC PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF IN EXCHANGE FOR THOSE OWNERS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PROPERTIES.

BUT THESE ARE THOSE THE ADDITIONS TO THEIR PREVIOUS PLAN.

FOR THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THEY ADVISED CITY COUNCIL REGARDING LIBRARY SERVICES.

THEY ALSO SERVE AS A LIAISON TO THE COMMUNITY AND BACK TO THE STAFF DURING RECENT YEARS, ESPECIALLY DURING COVID.

THE TRUSTEES HAVE ASKED QUESTIONS AND SHARED IDEAS THAT HAVE COME FROM THE COMMUNITY ON HOW TO REALLY WORK TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICES, AND WE APPRECIATE THEIR THEIR GUIDANCE.

THEY CHOSE TO MAKE NO CHANGES FROM THE PRIOR YEAR, BUT THEY DID CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON A FEW AREAS THAT WE HAVE NOT ADDRESSED IN THEIR REGULAR WORK PLAN, SUCH AS AN ANNUAL REPORT ON SAFETY AND SECURITY OF LIBRARY FACILITIES, AND THEY'RE HAPPILY SERVING ON RELEVANT CITY COMMITTEES.

AND THIS YEAR THEY'RE SERVING ON THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS LAUNCHING SOON.

THE ARTS COMMISSION IS AN ACTIVE GROUP OF SEVEN COMMISSIONERS, OUR LARGEST

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OF THESE THREE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, THE OTHER TWO EACH HAVE FIVE MEMBERS.

THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE ARTS IN CARLSBAD.

THE ARTS COMMISSION ALSO TRACKS AND SUPPORTS AND REPORTS ON THE WORK OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE MASTERPLAN.

THEY HAVE SEVERAL UPDATES TO THE PRIOR YEAR'S PLAN, TO NOTE THEY HAVE BEGUN WORK ON UPDATING THEIR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT PROCESS.

THEY, TOO HAVE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN.

THEY HAVE DOCUMENTED THEIRS AND THEIR AND THE COMMUNITY'S DESIRE TO TAKE A DEEPER DIVE INTO SOME TOPICS.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO FOCUS SOME OF THEIR MEETINGS ON A QUARTERLY BASIS ON A PARTICULAR TOPIC, POSSIBLY INCLUDING HAVING GUEST SPEAKERS AND INCLUDING ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

THAT'S IT FOR OUR PRESENTATION.

IT COMPLETES IT, AND WE'RE OPEN TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

OK.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM? AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO ASK FOR SPEAKERS WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER SIX TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPEAKERS MAYOR.

AND THE CHAIRS OF THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

WE ADVISED THEM THAT THEY WOULD BE ASKED QUESTIONS, BUT DIDN'T NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING, BUT YOU'RE WELCOME TO ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO.

WELL, I JUST I MEAN, NOT ONLY THE COMMITTEE, BUT THE CHAIRS ALSO.

I MEAN, THEY PUT IN SO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY.

IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO GIVE THEIR THOUGHTS IF THEY HAVE ANY, AND I WAS MORE THAN WELCOME THOSE THAT THEY WANTED TO MAKE THEM, SO THAT'S UP TO EACH OF THEM, AND I'M SURE SOME OF US MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS ON DIFFERENT ITEMS, SO IT'S DEFINITELY UP TO YOU IF WE'RE UP TO THEM, IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

HI, MY NAME IS EMMA JADHAV.

I'M THE CHAIR FOR THE ARTS COMMISSION, AND I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A COMMENT IF NOW'S A GOOD TIME.

SURE.

OK, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME BEING ON THE COMMISSION SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THIS PLAN, ITS CREATION, ITS REVISIONS, ITS APPROVAL.

IT'S REALLY BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL EXPRESSION OF THIS PLAN, AND I THINK IT HAS REALLY KEPT US ONLINE WITH OUR GOALS EVEN THROUGH THESE COVID YEARS.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT OUR MASTER PLAN IS THAT THERE'S A BUILT IN OPPORTUNITY EVERY YEAR TO MAKE A TANGIBLE PUSH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ART AND IN THE CITY.

AS MS. SUSAN MENTIONED, SUZANNE MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, WE CAN INTRODUCE MORE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

WE'RE DEVELOPING THE GRANTS PROGRAM.

YOU KNOW, I FEEL THAT THE ARTS DEPARTMENT HAS REALLY BEEN A STAR LEADER IN ADAPTING DURING THESE COVID YEARS, CREATING EXCELLENT IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY.

AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO AN INTRODUCTION OF THE RETREAT, WHERE OUR COMMISSIONERS CAN COLLABORATE AND CREATE, RELEARN, REFRESH AND KIND OF ALIGN GOING FORWARD IN 2022.

AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT THAT WE'RE VERY EXCITED FOR WHAT'S COMING UP IN 2022 AND IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER THEM.

OK.

MS. MCBRIDE, DID YOU WANT TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS NOW? [INAUDIBLE] CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO BE SERVE ON THE LIBRARY, TRUSTEE BOARD.

SUZANNE OUR EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR SUZANNE SMITHSON AND HER WONDERFUL STAFF HAVE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME TO LEAD OUR COMMUNITY AND LIBRARY SERVICES, NOT ONLY IN TRADITIONAL SERVICES, BUT IN THE WONDERFUL, INNOVATIVE SERVICES THROUGH COLLABORATION THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR THE LIBRARY.

AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC, WHEN THINGS TURN BACK TO WHATEVER NORMAL IS GOING TO BE, THESE PROGRAMS WILL STILL SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AND WITH WITH NEW IDEAS AND MORE INTENSE

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COLLABORATION.

AND IT'S JUST BEEN GREAT TO SEE WORK THAT HAS GROWN DURING THIS TIME.

AND I JUST KNOW IT'LL HAVE A WONDERFUL IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE TIME AND WHICH IT HAS ALREADY, SO.

THANK YOU, SUZANNE, AND FOR ALL OF YOUR STAFF, FOR YOUR EXCELLENT WORK THAT WILL IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

YES, MR. MAJER CHAD.

YES, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ON A FEW DIFFERENT FRONTS.

OUR MAIN FOCUS AT THE MOMENT IS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MILLS ACT.

AS YOU KNOW, THE MILLS ACT WOULD ALLOW US TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH HISTORIC HOMEOWNERS TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A BREAK ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES IN EXCHANGE FOR PRESERVING THEIR HISTORIC STRUCTURES.

AND PART OF THAT IS HAVING A CONSULTING FIRM DO AN INVENTORY OF CITY HISTORIC BUILDINGS, WHICH IS MUCH NEEDED SINCE THE LAST TIME IT WAS DONE WAS, I BELIEVE IN 1990, WHICH WOULD, WITH A 50 YEAR RULE, WOULD PUT THEIR FOCUS IN 1990 ONLY ON PRE-WORLD WAR TWO STRUCTURES.

AND NOW THAT IT'S OBVIOUSLY 2022, YOU KNOW, THEY CAN NOW TAKE A LOOK AT POSTWAR STRUCTURES, INCLUDING THINGS LIKE ST.

MICHAEL'S AND THE CARLSBAD COMMUNITY CHURCH.

AND THERE'S BEEN SOME IN THE NEWS LATELY THE VICTOR CONDOS, WHICH IS A BLEND OF ARCHITECTURE, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN 50 YEARS OLD, BUT WE START TO TAKE THOSE INTO ACCOUNT AS WELL.

AND THEN WITH THAT INVENTORY AND THE COMBINING WITH THE MULTIPLE LISTS FROM THE PAST, WE CAN COME UP WITH A SOLID INVENTORY OF HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE CITY AND THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THE MILLS ACT, WHICH WILL GIVE US FIRST REAL POWER THAT WE HAVE TO TRY TO PRESERVE SOME OF OUR HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE CITY.

SO WE WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY.

THANK YOU QUESTIONS OF THE GROUP.

ANY QUESTIONS? MR. NORBY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND JUST IT'S GOOD TO SEE SOME FAMILIAR FACES.

THANK YOU FOR THE COMMISSIONERS AND THE CHAIRS FOR THEIR SERVICE ON THESE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT COMMISSIONS.

AND I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE DO WE FOR FOR EITHER SUZANNE OR FOR MR. MAJER MS. SMITHSON OR MR..

MR. MAJER, DO WE HAVE ANY KIND OF FORMAL ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM IN OUR CITY THAT SEEKS TO CAPTURE VOICES THREE TO FIVE VOICES A YEAR AND INVENTORY THOSE VOICES FOR THE FUTURE ENJOYMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS? I CAN ANSWER THAT.

YES, THE LIBRARY'S CARLSBAD HISTORY DIVISION DOES DO THAT.

WE HAVE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT FOR THAT.

WE EVEN HAVE SOME OF OUR ORAL HISTORIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE AND IN OUR CATALOG THAT WERE RECORDED AND YEARS AGO ON CASSETTE.

WE HAVE DONE SOME MORE RECENT ORAL HISTORIES AND WE THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE THAT IS IN OUR WORK PLAN THAT HASN'T CHANGED.

AND WE'RE ENCOURAGING OUR COMMISSIONERS OR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS SOMEONE THEY WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW.

WE HAVE THE STAFF THAT CAN HELP SUPPORT THAT.

SO IF THERE IS ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE SOMEBODY OR BE INTERVIEWED THEMSELVES, WE CAN SET AN APPOINTMENT AND ARRANGE FOR THAT.

RIGHT NOW, THAT WOULD BE ON ZOOM OR OVER THE TELEPHONE.

WE WOULD NOT DO THAT IN PERSON UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN DO SO.

BUT WE HAVE DONE SOME VIRTUALLY LIKE THAT DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS.

RIGHT.

SO I HAVEN'T LOOKED, BUT IS THERE.

WE HAVE LIKE A KIND OF A REPOSITORY WHERE WE CAN SEE TRANSCRIPTS AND HEAR THESE ORAL HISTORIES OR IS IT ON CASSETTE, AS YOU SAY, AND WE HAVE TO GO IN AND LISTEN TO IT?

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NO, WE HAVE SOME OF THEM ONLINE AND I CAN SEND YOU THAT LINK.

AND IN FACT, TRANSCRIBING SOME OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN IN OBSOLETE FORMATS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT OUR STAFF HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO DURING THE PANDEMIC, ESPECIALLY RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING WHEN OUR LIBRARIES WERE CLOSED AND WE WERE DOING VERY WE WERE DOING A LOT OF PHONE, A LOT OF DIGITAL, A LOT OF ONLINE.

BUT IT WAS BEFORE WE EVEN HAD OUR CURBSIDE JUST IN THOSE FIRST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

WE WORKED HARD ON DOING SOME TRANSCRIPTION OF OF OLD ORAL HISTORIES.

SO I CAN I CAN SPEAK FOR THAT.

I CAN SPEAK TO THAT TOO.

THAT WAS A HUGE FOCUS, RIGHT, AS WE WERE GOING INTO COVID AND AND WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO KEEP IT UP OR.

AND WE'VE REALLY BEEN MORE POSTPONING BECAUSE WE'VE REALIZED THAT UNFORTUNATELY, ZOOM WITH SOME OF OUR OCTOGENARIANS OR OLDER FOLKS DOESN'T REALLY WORK AS WELL OR CAPTURE REALLY WHAT WE WANT TO CAPTURE.

I KNOW PERSONALLY, I RIGHT BEFORE COVID, I WAS ALL SET UP TO INTERVIEW BOTH ABEL GARCIA, WHO UNFORTUNATELY HAS PASSED AWAY SINCE THEN AND ALSO [INAUDIBLE] CRUMP, HIS WIFE.

YOU KNOW, WE LAY THERE A WEEK OR TWO, AND THAT'S NOW BEEN TWO YEARS.

SO OBVIOUSLY WE HAVEN'T LOST RAUL YET, BUT I HOPE TO STILL DO THAT.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, COVID'S REALLY HURT US ON THAT FRONT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

AND I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE A, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF MAYBE INSTEAD OF OUR CITIZENS VOLUNTEERING TO BE HEARD, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE OUR THESE THREE COMMISSIONS TO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE MAYBE SELECT SOME INDIVIDUALS AND HAVE IT JUST AS A WORK PLAN, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S FIVE INDIVIDUALS OR TEN INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW, SOME PARTNERSHIPS, MAYBE WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OR [INAUDIBLE] CONDUCTING THEM.

AND IT REALLY MAKE IT ROBUST AND EASILY KIND OF NAVIGABLE FOR FOR FOR FOLKS TO SEE AND VIEW IN.

BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT AND [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER FINAL COMMENTS? YES, DR. NO, THANK YOU, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO, OF COURSE, MS. SMITHSON AND MR. SCHULTZ AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES, I KNOW THAT THERE IS A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME TO BE ON THESE COMMISSIONS.

AND OF COURSE, THESE WORK PLANS WERE SOMETHING THAT COUNCIL REALLY WANTED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH SO THAT WE CAN SHOWCASE SOME OF THE WORK THAT YOU ALL ARE PUTTING IN AND AT THE SAME TIME HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND BE BE SURE TO STAY ENGAGED AND ENSURE THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING, OF COURSE.

AWESOME.

AWESOME WORK.

AND IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE THAT WE'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO REALLY SERVE OUR COMMUNITY IN A GREAT WAY.

AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE THREE COMMITTEES THAT YOU ALL ARE INVOLVED IN ARE SO INSTRUMENTAL TO CONTINUING TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES AND OF COURSE, MAKING SURE THAT OUR HISTORY IS ENRICHED AND IS CONTINUED TO BE ENJOYED AMONGST OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I KNOW THIS IS A LOT OF A LOT OF WORK AND THAT THE WORK PLANS ARE SOMETHING THAT ADDS ON TO YOUR LEVEL OF WORK.

BUT IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR US AS WE CAN SEE WHAT YOU ALL ARE WORKING ON AND LOOKING FORWARD TO APPROVING THIS AND CONTINUING TO WORK ALONGSIDE YOU ALL.

THANKS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

YES, THANK YOU.

I ALSO WANTED TO EXPRESS MY THANKS TO THE COMMISSIONS AND THE COMMISSIONERS FOR VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME AND THEIR THEIR SKILLS AND GIVING SO MUCH EFFORT TO THEIR WORK ON THESE COMMISSIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

SO WE WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU OFFICIALLY BRING IT, BRING YOUR WORK PLANS TO US SO THAT WE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR WORK AND WE CAN DISCUSS IT AND ASK QUESTIONS IF NEEDED.

I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND WE REALLY COUNT ON YOU AND YOUR YOUR VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE IN SO MANY OF OUR AREAS.

SO THANKS AGAIN.

OK, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ALSO BEGIN BY THANKING THE COMMITTEES.

I MEAN, IT'S COMMITTEES LIKE YOURS, EACH OF YOURS THAT MAKES CARLSBAD REALLY SPECIAL AND WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH.

I KNOW IT'S ALL VOLUNTEER WORK AND IT'S I KNOW MOST OF IT IS NOT.

ALL OF IT COMES TRULY FROM THE HEART AND WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO, AND IT DOES.

BELIEVE ME, IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

AND I ALSO JUST WANT TO THANK STAFF FOR A JOB WELL DONE.

I KNOW THAT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY TO DO WHAT YOU DO.

AND I MEAN, IF WE SAT HERE AND START LISTING OUT EVERYTHING THAT WE WERE INVOLVED IN IN THESE THREE AREAS, WE'D PROBABLY BE HERE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS BECAUSE WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS A LOT AND WE APPRECIATE THAT WE TRULY DO SO WITH THAT.

WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WE NEED TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

I JUST KEEP TRYING TO KEEP THINGS MOVING ALONG.

UNDERSTOOD.

SO YES, DOCTOR, PLEASE.

SURE.

OF COURSE.

SO THERE ARE THREE SEPARATE RESOLUTIONS IN THE CITY ATTORNEY.

IS IT OK FOR ME TO MOVE THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME, YES YOU MAY.

OK, SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT ALL THREE RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE DIFFERENT WORK PLANS THAT WERE JUST DISCUSSED IN THE STAFF REPORT, SECOND.

OH, PLEASE, CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL.

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COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA, AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN, AYE.

MAYOR HALL, AYE.

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

[7. CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE UPDATE]

SO WITH THAT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM SEVEN, THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE UPDATE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THE INITIAL INTRODUCTIONS WILL BE OUR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, MR. JASON HABER, JASON.

THAT AND GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

LET'S SEE, SO THIS ITEM IS A INFORMATIONAL REPORT.

SORRY, I'M NOT SHARING THAT SCREEN, GOT AHEAD OF MYSELF THERE.

THIS ITEM IS AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT ON THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE, AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY I'M JOINED TONIGHT BY BARBARA BOSWELL, THE CEO OF THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

CEA CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE IS A COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM THAT BEGAN SERVING ELECTRIC UTILITY CUSTOMERS IN CARLSBAD, DEL MAR AND SOLANA BEACH IN MAY OF LAST YEAR.

THE PROGRAM ALLOWS LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO HAVE GREATER CONTROL OVER THE ENERGY SUPPLY THAT IS USED TO SERVE ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS IN THEIR JURISDICTIONS.

THE RATES THAT ARE PAID FOR THAT SUPPLY THE PROGRAMS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRIC SERVICE AND ALSO PROVIDES CUSTOMERS WITH CHOICE FOR RECEIVING THEIR POWER THROUGH THE COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM OR TO RETURN TO THE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITY, IN OUR CASE, SDG&E FOR THAT SERVICE.

SO WITH THAT, THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT.

NO ACTION IS NEEDED FROM COUNCIL TONIGHT, AND I'M HAPPY TO INTRODUCE MS. BARBARA BOSWELL.

WELL, THANK YOU, MR. HABER, AND GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR HALL OR GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR HALL AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I'M PLEASED TO BE BEFORE YOU TO PROVIDE THIS UPDATE ON CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE, WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

AND I DO HAVE A PRESENTATION.

I WILL SHARE MY SCREEN AND I BELIEVE I WILL HAVE TO.

I MAY HAVE TO START IT AND STOP IT ONCE I..

THE PRESENTATION MODE.

ARE THE SLIDES ADVANCING? OK, GREAT.

RIGHT, SO IN MY UPDATE, I WILL PROVIDE THE COUNCIL WITH AN UPDATE OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF OUR PROGRAM.

TALK ABOUT SERVICE, SERVICE EXPANSION AND THE EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING WITH REGARDS TO THE CITIES THAT HAVE JOINED US AND ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US.

I'LL TALK ABOUT THE RECENT UPDATE THAT THE BOARD ADOPTED AND RELATED TO THAT A CREDIT AMENDMENT WITH OUR CREDIT FACILITY WITH J.P.

MORGAN ALSO HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AS WE GO ALONG OR AT THE END, WHATEVER THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL PRIVILEGE AND PREFERENCE IS.

WITH REGARDS TO THE STATUS OF THE PROGRAM, SO WE BEGAN SERVING CUSTOMERS IN MAY OF 2021 AND COMPLETED ENROLLMENT IN JUNE OF 2021.

WE'RE CURRENTLY AT AN APPROXIMATE NINETY TWO PERCENT PARTICIPATION RATE, AS MR. HABER MENTIONED.

THE PROGRAM OFFERS CHOICE, AND WHILE CUSTOMERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED, THEY MAY CHOOSE TO OPT OUT AND EITHER STAY WITH IF THEY DID IT DURING THE INITIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD OR RETURN TO SDG&E IF THEY HAD HAD STARTED SERVICE WITH US.

THE PRIMARY REASON THAT PEOPLE GIVE FOR OPTING OUT WHEN THEY ARE ASKED BY OUR CALL CENTER AGENTS IS THAT THEY DON'T LIKE BEING AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED.

THEY WOULD PREFER TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE AND ELECT TO JOIN RATHER THAN BEING AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE WAY THE LEGISLATION WAS WRITTEN AND THE WAY THE STATE HAS ADMINISTERED THE PROGRAM IS THAT CCAS ALL ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS ARE ENROLLED UNLESS THEY OPT OUT.

AND SO UNFORTUNATELY, NO CCA HAS THE OPTION TO BE A VOLUNTARY OPT IN PROGRAM.

WE DO OFFER A DIFFERENT THREE DIFFERENT POWER SUPPLY PRODUCTS.

WE HAVE CLEAN IMPACT PLUS, WHICH IS THE SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT CARBON FREE THAT ALL OF OUR CITIES HAVE SELECTED, INCLUDING CARLSBAD, AS THE DEFAULT.

CUSTOMERS MAY OPT UP TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY, OUR GREEN IMPACT POWER SUPPLY.

WE'VE HAD THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY CUSTOMERS VOLUNTARILY OPT UP TO THAT PROGRAM.

ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY OR APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY RESIDENTIAL AND ONE HUNDRED NON RESIDENTIAL.

WE HAVE ALSO CUSTOMERS ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO OPT DOWN INTO OUR CLEAN IMPACT PRODUCT, WHICH IS A SLIGHTLY LOWER COST AND PROVIDES A MINIMUM OF FIFTY PERCENT RENEWABLE

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ENERGY.

AND WE'VE HAD OUT OF OUR SIXTY THOUSAND SERVICE ACCOUNTS, WE'VE HAD APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED ONE HUNDRED AND TEN OPT DOWN.

THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.

WE DO HAVE A CALL CENTER WHERE OUR CUSTOMERS CAN CALL WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR SERVICE.

WE ARE AVERAGING ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY CALLS PER MONTH TO THE CALL CENTER AND THE MAJORITY OF THE CALLS, FIFTY PERCENT OF THE CALLS ARE QUESTIONS ON THE BILL.

AFTER THAT, IT'S GENERAL [INAUDIBLE].

SERVICE.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ENERGY, METERING PROGRAMS, HOW TO OPT OUT OR WHAT THEIR OPTIONS ARE.

I'M PLEASED TO REPORT THAT WE'VE HAD INTEREST IN JOINING OTHER CITIES, JOINING THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE AND ESCONDIDO AND SAN MARCOS COMPLETED THE PROCESSES TO JOIN AT THE END OF 2021.

WE ARE ANTICIPATING BEGINNING SERVICE TO THOSE CITIES IN APRIL OF 2023.

AND.

THAT WE PLAN WITH THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES THAT WAS REQUIRED TO BE FILED FIRST OF 2020 [INAUDIBLE] TO SERVE THOSE CUSTOMERS IN APRIL OF 2023.

WE DID MEET THAT REQUIREMENT [INAUDIBLE].

BARBARA YOU'RE REALLY CUTTING IN AND OUT, SO WE'RE NOT ABLE TO TRACK WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, IS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCING THE SAME AUDIO CHALLENGES? OK, I'M GOING TO TRY CHANGING MY INTERNET CONNECTION REAL QUICK HERE.

OK, AM I BACK WITH YOU? YOU ARE BACK.

AM I, IS IT SOUND BETTER? IT DOES SOUND BETTER.

OK.

DO I? SHOULD I GO BACK TO ANY OF THE SLIDES, MAYOR? OR SHOULD I CONTINUE? WHY DON'T YOU CONTINUE FROM THERE? IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS ON WHAT YOU'VE PREVIOUSLY SAID, WE'LL COME BACK AND ASK THOSE QUESTIONS.

OK, THANK YOU.

AND SO WE DO ANTICIPATE THE PUC CERTIFYING THAT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AMENDMENT BY MARCH, THE END OF MARCH OF 2022.

WE ALSO HAVE INTERESTS EXPRESSED BY THE CITIES OF OCEANSIDE, SAN CLEMENTE AND VISTA AND JOINING CEA, WHILE SAN CLEMENTE IS NOT IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

THEY ARE FULLY WITHIN SAN DIEGO GAS ELECTRIC TERRITORY AND AS A RESULT, THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ADJOINING CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THOSE CITIES JOINING AND SHOULD THEY DECIDE TO JOIN.

WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT A 2024 SERVICE LAUNCH, LIKELY IN THE SPRING, SIMILAR TO THE LAUNCH IN ESCONDIDO AND SAN MARCOS, AND THOSE PROCESSES WILL BE ONGOING THROUGH SUMMER AND FALL OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

IN TERMS OF WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE OF ESCONDIDO AND SAN MARCOS JOINING, WE WILL BE ADDING ABOUT NINETY THREE THOUSAND ACCOUNTS.

SO ABOUT ONE AND A HALF, INCREASING OUR NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS ONE AND A HALF TIMES AND OVER DOUBLING THE ANNUAL ENERGY WE PROVIDE TO CUSTOMERS.

SO IT IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE TO OUR CUSTOMER BASE AND PROVIDES THE RELATED BENEFITS OF THAT INCREASE.

AT THE END OF DECEMBER, THE BOARD DID APPROVE A RATE ADJUSTMENT THAT WAS EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2022.

CEAS RATES FOLLOW SDG&E RATES FOR THEIR COMMODITY OR GENERATION RATES, AND THEIR RATES ARE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY TO BE EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1ST, 2022.

AND SO WE FOLLOWED SUIT AND ADJUSTED OUR RATES.

WE DID ADJUST OUR RATES THAT RESULTED IN MAINTAINING THE TWO PERCENT GENERATION COST SAVINGS COMPARED TO SDG&E.

AND YOU'LL RECALL THAT OUR JPA AGREEMENT DOES HAVE A TARGET THAT WE ACHIEVE A TWO PERCENT SAVINGS ON JUST THE GENERATION PORTION OF THE BILL.

AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION.

IT'S NOT TOTAL BILL ON COST SAVINGS, BUT GENERATION COST, AND THAT SAVINGS IS ON OUR CLEAN IMPACT FIFTY PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SUPPLY.

IT ALSO TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE EXIT FEES OUR CUSTOMERS PAY TO SDG&E, AND I HAVE A

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SLIDE FOLLOWING THAT FURTHER EXPLAINS HOW THAT IMPACTS CUSTOMERS.

BECAUSE SDG&ES ACTUAL RATE SCHEDULES WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO US UNTIL DECEMBER 30TH, 2021.

WE PRESENTED A SCHEDULE BASED ON WHAT WE ANTICIPATED SDG&ES RATES TO BE AND THEN RECEIVE DIRECTION FROM THE BOARD TO ADJUST TO THOSE RATES TO ENSURE THE TWO PERCENT SAVINGS IS MAINTAINED ONCE SDG&ES RATES WERE KNOWN.

SO THE CUSTOMERS WILL SEE ACTUALLY A RATE ADJUSTMENT ON JANUARY 1ST AND THEN ANOTHER RATE ADJUSTMENT ON FEBRUARY 1ST TO ENSURE WE GET EVERYONE AT THAT TWO PERCENT GENERATION COST SAVINGS.

BUT THIS CHART SHOWS HOW EXIT FEES IMPACT OUR COST COMPARISON WITH SDG&E.

AGAIN, IT'S JUST FOR THE ELECTRICITY PORTION.

IT'S NOT.

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE DELIVERY PORTION, WHICH OUR CUSTOMERS PAY THE SAME DELIVERY RATES AS TO NON CCA CUSTOMERS.

BUT WHEN A CUSTOMER LEAVES SDG&E SERVICE TO TAKE SERVICE FROM A COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM, THEY ARE ASSESSED EXIT FEES, WHICH ARE INTENDED TO ENSURE THAT SDG&E IS FULLY RECOVERS THE COST OF CONTRACTS THAT THEY HAVE ENTERED INTO ON BEHALF OF THOSE CUSTOMERS THAT NOW THEY'RE NOT RECEIVING THE REVENUE FROM THOSE CUSTOMERS AND THEY'RE LIQUIDATING ON THE OPEN MARKET.

AND TO THE EXTENT THERE ARE LOSSES ON THE LIQUIDATION OF THOSE CONTRACTS, THOSE LOSSES ARE MADE UP FOR IN EXIT FEES.

EACH GROUP OF CUSTOMERS, AS THEY LEAVE, ARE ASSIGNED A VINTAGE BASED ON WHEN THEY LEAVE SERVICE BECAUSE SOLANA BEACH CUSTOMERS DEPARTED WHEN THEY CREATED AN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

THEIR DEPARTURE ASSIGNED THEM A 2017 VINTAGE FOR CARLSBAD AND DEL MAR CUSTOMERS, AS WELL AS ANY NEW CUSTOMERS THAT ENROLL IN [INAUDIBLE] BEACH.

THEY ARE THEN PUT IN THE 2020 VINTAGE, SO WE HAVE TWO VINTAGES.

THE GREEN PORTIONS OF THESE CHARTS REPRESENT WHAT THE COST THAT EACH OF THE AGENCIES CHARGES CUSTOMERS JUST FOR THE ELECTRONS.

SO THIS IS AN AVERAGE CUSTOMER FOR SDG&E, AND IT'S ABOUT ELEVEN AND A HALF CENTS AT THE TIME WE MADE THIS CHART, IT WAS ABOUT ELEVEN AND A HALF CENTS PER KILOWATT HOUR FOR THE ELECTRICITY.

CEA RATES THAT WERE JUST RECENTLY ADOPTED ARE JUST OVER AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT EIGHT CENTS.

SO WE CHARGE A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RATE FOR THE ACTUAL ELECTRICITY AND WE COLLECT.

THIS IS WHAT WE COLLECT SIGNIFICANTLY LESS AMOUNT FOR THE ENERGY FROM OUR CUSTOMERS.

THEN SDG&E ADDS A CHARGE ON THE CUSTOMER BILL FOR THOSE EXIT FEES.

SO WE DON'T WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED OR BE ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL COST THAT RESULTS IN THEM PAYING A HIGHER COST THAN THEY WOULD HAVE IF THEY HAD BEEN AN SDG&E CUSTOMER.

SO WHEN WE SET OUR RATES, WE MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE THOSE FEES INTO ACCOUNT AND LAYER THOSE ON.

SO THIS REPRESENTS [INAUDIBLE] BEACH'S TOTAL COST IN CARLSBAD AND DEL MAR 2020 VINTAGE.

I WILL ALSO STATE THAT THE EXIT FEES ARE CHANGED ANNUALLY.

IT IS PART OF SDG&E'S RATE SETTING PROCESS THAT GOES THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, AND THEY ARE IN PLACE FOR AS LONG AS SDG&E HOLDS CONTRACTS THAT THEY HAD BEEN THEY HAD ENTERED INTO ON BEHALF OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

SO AS YOU AS YOU LIKELY KNOW, SDG&E, AS AS ARE, WE HAVE ENTERED INTO LONG TERM CONTRACTS.

SOME GO OUT AS FAR AS 20 YEARS, SO IT'LL BE UPWARDS OF 20 YEARS THAT OUR CUSTOMERS WILL SEE THESE CHARGES.

BUT OVER TIME, THEY'LL DIMINISH BECAUSE CONTRACTS WILL TURN OUT AND LEAVE THAT PORTFOLIO.

SO TAKING OUR RATES AND THEN PREPARING A BILL COMPARISON ON BASED ON AVERAGE USAGE, HOW DOES THE RATE CHANGE AFFECT CUSTOMERS, BOTH COMPARING CCA'S CURRENT RATES OR WHAT WERE THEN CURRENT RATES AS COMPARED TO THE NEW RATES AND THEN COMPARED TO SDG&ES PRIOR RATES AND RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022.

THIS COMPARISON IS LOOKING AT OUR CLEAN IMPACT PRODUCT, WHICH IS OUR LOWEST COST PRODUCT FOR THE 2020 VINTAGE CUSTOMERS.

ON THE LEFT SIDE IS THE AVERAGE MONTHLY BILL CALCULATION FOR RATES THAT WERE EFFECTIVE ON MARCH THE 1ST, 2021, AND THIS OTHER SET HERE ARE BASED ON THE RATES THAT WERE

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PROPOSED AND ADOPTED ON JANUARY 1ST TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2022.

BUT IT DOES KEEP THE SDG&E DELIVERY CHARGES STATIC BASED ON WHAT WAS IN EFFECT IN MARCH 1ST, 2021.

JUST TO ISOLATE WHAT THE IMPACT IS OF THE GENERATION CHARGE COSTS SDG&E DID INCREASE THEIR DELIVERY RATES AND CUSTOMERS WILL BE SEEING AN INCREASE ON DELIVERY.

BUT WE REALLY WANTED TO FOCUS ON THE IMPACT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ON THE GENERATION SIDE, WHICH IS WHAT WE COMPETE WITH SDG&E ON.

SO LOOKING AT OUR MARCH FIRST ADOPTED RATES, OUR CUSTOMERS WERE ACHIEVING A TWO POINT TWO FIVE PERCENT SAVINGS ON THE GENERATION RELATED COST OF THE BILL.

SO THIS LINE HERE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT WHAT WE'RE WHAT'S BEING CHARGED FOR THE ELECTRICITY ADDS ON THAT EXIT FEE FOR THE TOTAL GENERATION RELATED COSTS.

WHEN WE COMPARE THOSE TO THE CUSTOMERS, WE'RE ACHIEVING A TWO POINT TWO FIVE PERCENT SAVINGS AND THE OVERALL BILL AVERAGE BILL JUST UNDER ONE PERCENT.

WITH THE NEW RATES THAT WERE ADOPTED BY CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE AND ALSO TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SDG&E'S ADOPTED NEW RATES, THE [INAUDIBLE] RATES ARE WE AGAIN DO THE COMPARISON OF THE GENERATION RELATED COSTS AND WE ACHIEVE A ONE POINT NINE NINE PERCENT SAVINGS, JUST ABOUT THE TWO PERCENT GOAL SAVINGS AND A TOTAL BILL SAVINGS OF POINT EIGHT TWO PERCENT.

SO GENERALLY ABOUT THE SAME, IT'S ABOUT A DOLLAR PER MONTH SAVINGS.

EACH OF THE AGENCIES DID HAVE INCREASES WERE EIGHT POINT SIX PERCENT FOR OUR COSTS VERSUS SDG&E'S GENERATION COSTS OF EIGHT POINT THIRTY EIGHT PERCENT FOR A TOTAL BILL, COST OF ABOUT INCREASE OF ABOUT THREE POINT THREE PERCENT.

AGAIN, THAT EXCLUDES THE DELIVERY CHARGE INCREASE.

BECAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS ARE DEFAULTED INTO THE CLEAN IMPACT PLUS, WHICH DOES HAVE A SMALL ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

IT'S AN AVERAGE THIRTY FIVE CENTS.

DOING THE SAME CALCULATION ON THE PRODUCT THAT CUSTOMERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED IN UNLESS THEY CHOOSE ONE OF THE OTHER TWO.

THAT GENERATION COST SAVINGS IS WAS ONE POINT FOUR EIGHT PERCENT.

IT'S NOW ONE POINT TWO NINE, ALMOST ONE POINT THREE PERCENT COST SAVINGS.

AND THEN THE TOTAL BILL SAVINGS IS FROM A SAVINGS OF POINT EIGHT EIGHT PERCENT, TO A SAVINGS OF POINT FIVE THREE CENTS POINT FIVE THREE PERCENT.

EXCUSE ME.

LOOKING AT THE CUSTOMERS, SOLANA BEACH CUSTOMERS AND THE 2017 VINTAGE, THEIR PCI ACTUALLY WENT DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM EVEN MORE THAN THOSE FOR THE 2020 VINTAGE.

THEY HAD BEEN PAYING A PREMIUM, SO THEIR TOTAL AVERAGE BILL WAS HIGHER AS A CEA CUSTOMERS.

THEN IT HAD BEEN IF THEY HAD BEEN WITH SDG&E AND THROUGHOUT 2021, EVEN WHEN THEY WAS WERE WITH SOLANA ENERGY ALLIANCE, THEY WERE PAYING AN ACTUAL AVERAGE TOTAL BILL HIGHER THAN THEY WOULD AS A NON CCA CUSTOMER.

THEY WERE PAYING AN AVERAGE PREMIUM ON THEIR GENERATION OF TWO POINT FOUR TWO PERCENT.

THEY NOW WILL BE SEEING A COST SAVINGS OF ON GENERATION OF ABOUT SIX POINT THREE THREE PERCENT.

AGAIN, THAT'S LOOKING JUST AT THE GENERATION COST AND A TOTAL BILL SAVINGS OF TWO POINT SIX PERCENT.

SO THEY'LL MAKE UP SOME OF THAT PREMIUM THEY PAID WILL BE MADE UP IN THE COMING YEAR.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT SDG&E RATES AND THESE PCI RATES WILL BE CHANGING AGAIN IN 2023 AND WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THIS, THAT THESE RATES STAYING AT THE LOW LEVELS WE'RE SEEING TODAY.

SO REALLY, IT'S WE WOULD THINK OF THIS AS A TEMPORARY RELIEF ON THE PCI.

WHEN THOSE WILL BE, WE EXPECT THEM TO COME BACK UP SOMEWHAT, MAYBE NOT TO THE LEVELS THEY WERE AT IN 2021, BUT THEY WILL COME BACK SOMEWHAT.

SO TAKING A LOOK AT WHERE WE STAND WITH OUR BUDGET.

THE BLUE BARS REPRESENT THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 21-22.

THIS WAS OUR FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR IN OPERATION.

WE.

WE HAVE WE HAD ORIGINALLY PROJECTED OUR REVENUES AT JUST OVER ABOUT FIFTY THREE MILLION DOLLARS, LAYERING IN OUR JUST ADOPTED RATE INCREASE INCREASES REVENUES ABOUT THREE POINT SEVEN MILLION OR SEVEN PERCENT.

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HOWEVER, OUR EXPENSES WE'VE SEEN A FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE ABOVE BUDGET IN OUR EXPENSES, DRIVEN PRIMARILY DUE TO HIGHER THAN ANTICIPATED POWER SUPPLY COSTS IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

WE'RE FORECASTED TO HAVE ABOUT A NINE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS INCREASE IN OUR EXPENSES, ABOUT AN EIGHTEEN PERCENT INCREASE.

AND THIS REFLECTS CURRENT RATES, OUR CURRENT ADOPTED CUSTOMER RATES AND ALSO POWER SUPPLY COSTS THAT ARE EITHER UNDER CONTRACT OR HAVE APPLIED THE FORWARD PRICE CURVE FOR ANY OPEN POSITION.

WHAT WE DID FURTHER, THOUGH, IS WE TOOK THE CURRENT RATES THAT WERE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OR CUSTOMER RATES AND ALSO OUR CONTRACTED PRICES OF ENERGY AND DID A FIVE YEAR FORECAST FORECASTED OUR REVENUES AND EXPENSES OVER FISCAL YEAR 25-26 SIX TO ENSURE THAT THE RATES THAT WERE PROPOSED TO THE BOARD ACHIEVING THAT SAVINGS IN THE CURRENT YEAR WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO COVER OUR COSTS OUT INTO THE FUTURE.

YOU CAN SEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21-22, AGAIN, HERE WE HAVE OUR OUR SHORTFALL WHERE REVENUES FALL SHORT OF EXPENSES.

BUT WHEN WE LOOK OUT INTO THE FUTURE YEARS, OUR REVENUES DO EXCEED OUR EXPENSES.

SO THAT TELLS US THAT THE REVENUES ARE UP, THAT WE PROPOSED ARE APPROPRIATE TO COVER OUR COST LONG TERM.

BUT WE HAVE A SHORTFALL IN FISCAL YEAR 21-22.

SO HOW CAN HOW CAN WE SAY THAT, THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO FALL INTO THIS SAME ISSUE IN THE FUTURE YEARS? AND THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE BENEFIT OF NOW OUR ABILITIES TO CONTRACT FOR ENERGY OUT INTO THE FUTURE AND LOCK IN OUR POWER SUPPLY COSTS.

POWER SUPPLY IS NINETY AND NINETY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR BUDGET OF OUR EXPENSE BUDGET.

WHEN WE WERE FIRST LAUNCHING WE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21-22, WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO BEGIN CONTRACTING FOR THAT ENERGY AFTER WE HAD ENTERED INTO OUR CONTRACTS FOR CREDIT WITH JP MORGAN IN THE BEGINNING OF 21-22.

SO WE WERE REALLY BUYING ENERGY IN THE SHORT TERM.

AND THEN SINCE THAT TIME, BUT WE'RE ALSO BUYING ENERGY OUT INTO THE FUTURE.

SO WE HAVE LOCKED IN APPROXIMATELY NINETY PERCENT OF OUR ENERGY COSTS FOR FISCAL YEAR.

TWENTY TWO TWENTY THREE ARE ALREADY UNDER CONTRACT.

THAT GIVES US COST CERTAINTY IN OUR EXPENSES FOR FISCAL YEAR 22-23.

WE HAVE ABOUT SIXTY PERCENT OF OUR23-24 AND FORTY PERCENT IN OUR 24-25.

SO WE HAVE THE ABILITY AND THE BENEFIT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTRACT OUT INTO THE FUTURE, WHICH SECURES LOWER PRICES.

AND LET ME TALK ABOUT LET ME JUST DEMONSTRATE HOW HOW THIS WORKS, THIS THIS THIS CHART THAT HAS MANY LINES CHARTS OUT THE FORWARD PRICE CURVE OF ENERGY.

SO WHAT ENERGY COSTS US FOR DELIVERIES OUT INTO THE FUTURE AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN TIME.

SO WE'RE PLOTTING THE PRICE OF ENERGY THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DELIVERED TO US BEGINNING IN JANUARY 22 EVERY MONTH OUT THROUGH DECEMBER 23.

THIS FIRST LINE HERE IS IS THE BAR.

IS THIS LINE REFLECTS WHAT THAT PRICE WOULD, WHAT PRICE WE WERE GETTING FROM SUPPLIERS THAT IN FEBRUARY 2021 WHEN WE WERE ASKING THEM TO PRICE OUT WHAT THEY WOULD SELL US ENERGY FOR FOR THESE MONTHS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THIS BAR IS FAIRLY, FAIRLY FLAT IN TERMS OF THE SUMMER MONTHS.

SUMMER IS IS ALWAYS A HIGHER PRICE THAN THE WINTER.

AND BUT WE WEREN'T SEEING SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF 2022 VERSUS 2023.

WELL, HOWEVER, YOU CAN SEE THAT EACH MONTH THAT WE WENT OUT TO THE MARKET, THE PRICES HAD GONE UP IN JUNE OF 2021.

THERE WAS A SMALL PRICE INCREASE IN SEPTEMBER.

MOST RECENTLY IN DECEMBER, 2021, THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT POP UP IN PRICES FOR ENERGY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF 2022.

BUT THOSE PRICES ARE EASING IN 2023, SO WE'VE LOCKED IN A LOWER AVERAGE COST OF ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE THAN WE WERE PAYING NOW, WHICH IS HOW THEN TRANSLATES TO LOWER EXPENSES WHEN WE GO OUT.

OUR EXPENSES ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE LOWER IN FUTURE YEARS BECAUSE WE ARE LOCKING IN ENERGY COSTS THROUGH HEDGE CONTRACTS.

FOR OUR EXISTING LOAD, WHICH IS FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN CARLSBAD AND DEL MAR AND SOLANA BEACH FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2022, WE HAVE LOCKED IN NINETY PERCENT OF THAT

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ENERGY NEEDS AND FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS.

SO WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CERTAINTY IN OUR COSTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

SIXTY FIVE PERCENT IS LOCKED IN FOR 2023 AND FORTY PERCENT IN 2024.

BY THE END OF THE THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

WE WILL HAVE ACHIEVED THESE HEDGES OR THESE CONTRACTING PERCENTAGES TO INCLUDE ESCONDIDO AND SAN MARCOS, SO WE'LL AVOID WHAT WE ENCOUNTERED AT STARTUP WITH HAVING A SHORT TERM AND NOT HAVING HAD THE ABILITY TO CONTRACT FOR THAT ENERGY TOO FAR IN ADVANCE.

SO WE DID REACH OUT TO JP MORGAN WITH REGARDS TO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR SHORTFALL AND BEGIN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF INCREASING OUR EXISTING LINE OF CREDIT.

JP MORGAN REVIEWED DID A SIGNIFICANT DUE DILIGENCE IN TERMS OF REVIEWING OUR FINANCIALS AND ASSUMPTIONS THAT WENT INTO OUR FINANCIALS, LOOKED AT CEA AS IT'S CURRENTLY COMPRISED WITH THE EXISTING THREE CITIES.

SO IT DID NOT RELY ON ANY EXPANSION IN ORDER TO ENSURE PAYMENT ON THEIR ON THEIR CREDIT IF THEY WERE TO INCREASE, THEIR CREDIT COMMUNITY AFTER REVIEW DID APPROVE AN INCREASE.

AND THEY DID COME BACK TO US WITH A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE IT BY AN ADDITIONAL THREE MILLION OVER AND ABOVE WHAT WE ASKED IN ORDER TO PROVIDE CONTINGENCY FUNDS RELATED TO THE SERVICE EXPANSION JUST IN CASE THERE ARE UNANTICIPATED COSTS.

SO OUR CREDIT FACILITY HAS INCREASED BY NINE MILLION DOLLARS TO AN AVAILABLE BALANCE OF FIFTEEN MILLION.

OUR BOARD DID APPROVE THAT INCREASE, OR THAT CREDIT ADJUSTMENTS AT ITS JANUARY 30TH MEETING, AS I MENTIONED, IT INCLUDES CONTINGENCY FUNDS RELATED TO SERVICE EXPANSION OR ANY UNANTICIPATED COSTS OF THREE MILLION DOLLARS.

THE TERM REMAINS THE SAME.

SO THE THE FULL AMOUNT IS STILL DUE BY JANUARY 31ST, 2026.

AS PART OF THE AMENDMENT.

THEY DID CONVERT THE INTEREST RATE ON THE LINE OF CREDIT ON THE CREDIT FACILITY.

IT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN TIED TO LIBOR, WHICH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

IT IS NOW TIED INDEXED ON THE SECURED OVERNIGHT FINANCING RATE, OR SOFR.

SAMPLE INTEREST CALCULATION BASED ON A RATE THAT WAS IN EFFECT IN DECEMBER WOULD PUT THE INTEREST ON THE LOAN AT THREE POINT SIX PERCENT.

THE INTEREST IS CALCULATED THAT EACH TIME WE DRAW DOWN FUNDS.

SO EACH TIME WE GO TO THE BANK AND WE DRAW DOWN A PORTION OF THE LOAN, THE INTEREST IS CALCULATED ON THE SOFR ONE MONTH SOFA RATE IN EFFECT ON THAT DATE.

AND THEN THE INTEREST IS SET FOR THAT PORTION OF THE LOAN AND THEN IT STAYS THERE UNTIL THAT PORTION IS REPAID.

WELL, I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT OUR CREDIT, THE CREDIT FACILITY, BOTH THE ORIGINAL AND THE INCREASED AMOUNT IS A FULLY AN OBLIGATION OF ONLY CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

NONE OF THE CITIES HAVE GUARANTEED OR BACKED STOPPED THAT LOAN.

THERE'S NO RECOURSE TO THE MEMBER AGENCIES.

THEY'RE FULLY PROTECTED IN THE EVENT OF DEFAULT.

SO THERE IS NO RISK TO THE CITY OF CARLSBAD OR OUR OTHER MEMBER AGENCIES SHOULD WE FAIL TO FULFILL OUR OBLIGATION TO JP MORGAN.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK BOARD COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL FOR HER LEADERSHIP AS VICE CHAIR OVER THE LAST YEAR OF CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE AS WE GOT OFF AND RUNNING AND HAD A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING CLOSER WITH BOARD MEMBER ACOSTA AS SHE TAKES ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES AS CARLSBAD'S PRIMARY BOARD MEMBER.

AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE ELECTRIC SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE CUSTOMERS, THE RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS OF CARLSBAD AND WORKING WITH CARLSBAD TO ACHIEVE THEIR CLIMATE ACTION PLAN GOALS.

MAYOR, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

I, IF YOU FEEL THERE MAY BE QUESTIONS OF SPECIFIC SLIDES, I CAN KEEP IT UP OR I CAN TAKE IT DOWN AND GO BACK TO IT.

WHATEVER YOUR FEEL IS MOST APPROPRIATE.

LET'S TAKE IT DOWN BECAUSE IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR ME TO SEE THE BOARD.

AND THEN WE CAN PUT IT BACK UP AT A LATER DATE IF WE WANT TO REFER TO IT.

BUT RIGHT NOW, LET'S LET'S TAKE SPEAKERS FROM THE COMMUNITY OR PUBLIC COMMENT THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN.

[RINGING] IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY

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PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AND PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

WE DO HAVE SPEAKERS.

THE FIRST SPEAKER ENDS WITH NINE SIX ONE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? HELLO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, [INAUDIBLE].

SNAKE OIL.

THAT'S WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE TO ME, BY THE WAY, ANTHONY BOWEN, A 25 YEAR TAXPAYING RESIDENT, CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, I COULD NOT WAIT TO HAVE OPTED OUT OF THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE SNAKE OIL THING.

DR. BHAT-PATEL VERY SLICK TO REMOVE YOURSELF AND DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM THE CEA.

YOU ENSURED THAT YOUR FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBER AND VOTING BUDDY TERESA ACOSTA WILL BE THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB ON CEA.

THIS WHOLE THING IS A SCAM.

IT IS A UNION LED INITIATIVE AND WILL IMPLODE AS THE COST OF MONEY INCREASES.

PAY ATTENTION, PEOPLE COST OF MONEY INCREASES.

JUST ASK THE LENDERS.

JP MORGAN FREE MONEY.

MS. BOSWELL JUST SAID THAT CARLSBAD WOULDN'T BE ON THE HOOK FOR FAILURE, WELL, WOULD BE ON THE HOOK.

WHO'S GOING TO PAY? AND THIS IS A BAD IDEA ALL AROUND AND I CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH, MONITOR AND REPORT.

MS. ACOSTA'S ACTIONS.

HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL NOT BE AS EGREGIOUS AS THE DISGRACED COUNCIL MEMBER THAT SHE IS REPLACING.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH NINE, SEVEN, NINE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? HELLO, THIS IS KARINA CHENG, I AM A HOMEOWNER SINCE 1993 IN CARLSBAD, AND WE HAVE BEEN WITH SOLAR SINCE 2009 AND VERY HAPPY WITH THAT.

WHAT I WAS INTERESTED IN IS.

COULD THE CEA MAKE SLIDES THAT SPEAK TO THE NEM PERSONAL IMPACT OPTION FOR SOLAR CUSTOMERS COMPARABLE TO THE SLIDE'S EIGHT NINE TEN, PARTICULARLY FOR CARLSBAD RESIDENTS, SO THAT IT'S POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CHOICES ARE? YOU KNOW WHAT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT IS OF MAKING A CHOICE BETWEEN CEA AND SDG&E, AND COULD YOU ALSO MAKE COMPARABLE SLIDES BASED ON THE CPUC PROPOSED DECISION THAT WAS PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 13TH AND THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE CPUC AS EARLY AS JANUARY 27TH, 2022.

I WOULD ALSO.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE AT ITS BOARD MEETING WAS CONSIDERING MAKING A STATEMENT REGARDING THE THE CPU PROPOSED DECISION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SDG&E NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, AND I WANTED TO URGE THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE TO MAKE A TIMELY SUBMISSION OF THEIR COMMENTS PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS AND PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

IF IT'S AS EARLY AS 27 JANUARY 2022 IN SUPPORT OF THE PROTECTING ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER GENERATION AND EXPANDING CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS.

UM.

AND THEN ANOTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS.

IF THE CPUC ADOPTS A PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SDG&E NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, AND IF AS HAS HAPPENED IN OTHER STATES, IF THERE IS A SLOWDOWN OR A STOPPAGE IN ADOPTION OF ROOFTOP SOLAR, WHAT WOULD BE THE FISCAL AND CLEAN ENERGY SOURCING IMPACT ON OUR CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE CEA? I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS, MATT, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE?

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GOOD AFTERNOON, THIS IS MATTHEW VASILAKIS WITH CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN DIALING IN TO EXPRESS OUR EXCITEMENT OVER CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE IN CARLSBAD PATHWAY TO 100 PERCENT CLEAN ELECTRICITY, CEAS EXPANSION IS ALSO VERY EXCITING NEWS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CEA GROWING AND BRINGING THOSE COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO HAVE COST EFFECTIVE OPTIONS FOR CLEAN, RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY FOR DECADES TO COME.

WE CONGRATULATE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE AND CARLSBAD ON THEIR EFFORTS TO MEETING BOTH THEIR MEMBER CITIES, CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN GOALS, AND WE THANK COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL FOR HER SERVICE ON THE CEA BOARD AND WELCOME COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA TO THIS EXCITING ENERGY SPACE.

THIS IS REALLY A TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAM WORKING IN OVER TWO HUNDRED JURISDICTIONS ACROSS CALIFORNIA, AND THIS IS JUST A REALLY GREAT TIME TO TO BE HERE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH AND WE APPRECIATE THE REPORT OUT FROM THE CEO OF BOSWELL AND HAVE A GOOD REST OF YOUR DAY.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS MAYOR.

OKAY, BRING IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? MR. NORBY.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE SEVERAL MS. BOSWELL, THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATION AND TO MY COLLEAGUE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS ALLIANCE.

[INAUDIBLE] I THINK FIRST IS JUST A COMMENT AND I WANT TO RUN IT BY YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S RIGHT.

BUT ALL CUSTOMERS IN CALIFORNIA ARE PAYING THE EQUIVALENT OF A PCIA FEE, INCLUDING THE CUSTOMERS THAT ARE WITH SDG&E IT'S JUST THE COST.

AS YOU CORRECTLY STATED, WHEN YOU EXIT SDG&E, YOU DON'T GET TO EXIT YOUR OBLIGATIONS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SET FORWARD BY THE CPA.

BUT I THINK THE CHART WAS A LITTLE BIT WHEN YOU SHOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR SDG&E BILL FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS, BUT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS, YOU HAVE TO PAY THIS EXTRA ORANGE AREA.

AND THE REALITY IS, IS THAT ALL CUSTOMERS ARE PAYING THAT IT'S JUST KIND OF BUNDLED IN YOUR YOUR BILL AS AN SDG&E CUSTOMER AND YOU DON'T GET TO LEAVE, AS YOU CORRECTLY SAY.

IS THAT IS THAT ACCURATE? WE'RE KIND OF ALL PAYING IT AS CALIFORNIANS.

YES, THERE IS A PCIA IN THE BUNDLED SDG&E RATE.

HOWEVER, I DON'T HAVE VISIBILITY INTO HOW THAT BREAKS OUT IN ORDER TO SHOW THAT ON THE CHART.

IT ALSO IS NOT A SEPARATE LINE ITEM ON THE CUSTOMER'S BELT, SO TO THE CUSTOMER, THEY SEE IT AS A NEW CHARGE.

AND SO WE LIKE TO ADDRESS THAT CONCERN BECAUSE CUSTOMERS FEEL LIKE NOW THEY HAVE A NEW CHARGE THAT THEY'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

IT IS A NEW LINE ITEM ON THEIR BILL.

YEAH, I THINK IT'S PROBABLY DISADVANTAGE TO THE ABILITY TO HAVE A KIND OF FRAME THAT WAY, BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

BUT I THINK THAT THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE'RE ALL PAYING FOR THAT AND WE ALL PAID EQUALLY AND NONE OF US GET TO TO LEAVE THAT OBLIGATION BECAUSE IT'S IT'S REALLY AWESOME WHAT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS DOING IN TERMS OF LEADING US TOWARDS MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY.

THE SOFR RATE, I THINK JUST MYSELF BEING FAIRLY WELL INVESTED IN SOME BUSINESSES, AND IT IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST TIME TO BE BORROWING MONEY ON A VARIABLE INTEREST RATE LOAN RIGHT NOW.

AND THE WAY THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT THE SOFR RATE LED ME TO BELIEVE THAT THAT WAS VARIABLE AND COULD CHANGE ON A MONTH TO MONTH BASIS.

IS THAT IS THAT RIGHT? OR IS IT A FIXED LOAN? IT'S FIXED AT THE POINT IN TIME FOR EACH DRAWDOWN.

SO TAKE DRAWDOWN.

YEAH, WELL, TAKE THE DRAWDOWN.

SO FOR THE AMOUNTS WE'VE DRAWN DOWN, THOSE INTEREST RATES ARE FIXED TO THE EXTENT WE HAVE FUTURE DRAWDOWNS.

THOSE EACH OF THOSE DRAWDOWNS WOULD BE FIXED AT THE POINT IN TIME.

[INAUDIBLE] AND SO YOU HAD YOU'VE I'VE KIND OF TRIED TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON YOUR WEBSITE OR ON THE AGENCY'S WEBSITE, AND YOU HAD A SIX MILLION DOLLAR CREDIT LINE AND THAT CREDIT LINE.

HAVE YOU TAKEN ANY DRAWS ON THAT CREDIT LINE? WE HAVE.

AND AS OF THIS MONTH OF JANUARY, WE WILL HAVE DRAWN DOWN FULLY THAT LINE OF CREDIT, AND IT'S EXPECTED THAT YOU WOULD USE THE ADDITIONAL LINE OF CREDIT BASED UPON YOUR PRO FORMAS OR JUST THEIR CURRENCY.

WE DO ANTICIPATE DRAWING DOWN BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF MAY, APPROXIMATELY FIVE TO SIX MILLION, BUT THE REMAINDER OF THAT ADDITIONAL AMOUNT, WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE DRAWING DOWN.

OKAY, SO THAT WOULD KIND OF BRING US TO TEN MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DEBT THAT NEEDS TO BE PAID BACK BY 2026, I THINK IS.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

AND THAT WAS THE INTEREST PAYMENTS AND REPAYMENTS WORK INCLUDED IN THE PROJECTIONS

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THAT WE SHOWED.

WE SHOWED THAT I SHOWED OVER THE 26.

ALL THOSE REPAYMENTS AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THAT.

OKAY.

AND THOSE PROJECTIONS ALSO YOU PROBABLY JUST ASSUMED A HIGHER INTEREST RATE IN THE FUTURE IS THAT FOR THE SAME INTEREST RATE OR WHAT WAS WHAT WAS THE ASSUMPTION THERE? YEAH, WE ASSUME THE INTEREST RATE INCREASES A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE WE'RE DRAWING IT DOWN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

WE FEEL FAIRLY COMFORTABLE, BUT WE DID DO SOME STRESS TESTS IN CASE THERE'S, YOU KNOW, SPIKES SIGNIFICANT SPIKES AND WE STILL HAVE OUR PROJECTIONS STILL SHOW THAT WE HAVE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT REVENUE IN FUTURE YEARS TO COVER THOSE COSTS.

THAT'S NEVER MY FAVORITE WORD A STRESS TEST, BUT IT'S GOOD TO ALWAYS CHECK, WHICH IS GREAT.

THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WHEN THE AGENCY LOST LAUNCH, SO A RESERVE OF FIVE APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN 2021 AND WE'RE PAST THAT.

FOR 2022 IT SHOWS AN ACCUMULATED RESERVE OF SEVENTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION AND FOR 2023, IT SHOWS A RESERVE OF 27 MILLION.

ARE WE ON TRACK TO HIT THOSE NUMBERS? WE ARE BASED ON OUR CURRENT PROJECTIONS.

WE ARE WE WILL NOT BE HITTING THOSE NUMBERS.

THERE ARE FEW VARIANCES TO OUR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN THAT ARE NOTEWORTHY WHEN THAT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WAS DEVELOPED AND IT WAS DEVELOPED IN THE LATE FALL OF 2019 FOR OUR 2021 IMPLEMENTATION, WE WERE MAKING BEST GUESS ASSUMPTIONS ON WHAT SDG&E RATES ARE GOING TO BE.

YOU'LL RECALL THAT WE SET OUR RATES BASED ON SDG&E AND THEN APPLY A DISCOUNT TO SEE IF IT GENERATES SUFFICIENT REVENUE TO COVER OUR COSTS.

THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN ASSUMED RATE PARITY OR COST PARITY FOR CUSTOMERS, SO THERE WAS NO TWO PERCENT DISCOUNT BUILT IN TO THOSE REVENUE PROJECTIONS.

THE BOARD DID ULTIMATELY ADOPT OUR INITIAL RATES TO PROVIDE A TWO PERCENT DISCOUNT, SO OUR REVENUES WERE REDUCED BY THAT.

WE ALSO IT ALSO ASSUMED THAT ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS WOULD BE ENROLLED IN CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE IN MAY, AND WE'D HAVE IN JUNE A FULL MONTH OF REVENUE AT THE SUMMER RATES, THE HIGHER SUMMER RATES FOR ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS.

SDG&E AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WAS FILED, IN FACT, AFTER IT WAS CERTIFIED, CAME TO US AND REQUESTED THAT WE CONSIDER A TWO AN ENROLLMENT PHASING THAT PUT OUR CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE, AND THAT THE LARGER BUSINESS CUSTOMERS BE ENROLLED IN JUNE.

AND THAT REQUEST WAS TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR SCHEDULE FOR THEIR NEW BILLING SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION.

IT RESULT IN LOST REVENUE, THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

HOWEVER, WE DID BELIEVE THAT IT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CUSTOMERS TO GIVE SDG&E THAT ADDITIONAL MONEY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR BILLING SYSTEM WASN'T GOING TO HAVE ANY UNANTICIPATED GLITCH.

AND SO WE DID.

WE DID.

THAT DID HAVE AN IMPACT TO OUR REVENUES.

SO ACCOMMODATING THAT REQUEST.

I THINK IT WAS ON YOUR LAST SLIDE THAT SHOWED NO RISK TO MEMBER AGENCIES IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL RISK.

SO WE HAVE NINETY I THINK THE SLIDE SHOWED NINETY TWO PERCENT OF OUR CITIZENS ARE ENROLLED IN THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

IS THERE ANY RISK TO THEM? THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, AND WE HAVE TWO.

TWO OF, I GUESS EXAMPLES OUT [INAUDIBLE] THE WORLD ARE CUSTOMERS BEING RETURNED TO THE TO THE UTILITY.

ONE IS WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A WORST CASE SCENARIO, WHICH IS WESTERN COMMUNITY ENERGY, WHICH WAS A SCCA IN THE RIVERSIDE AREA.

THEY BEGAN SERVING CUSTOMERS IN MARCH OF 2020.

MARCH OF 2020 IS ALSO WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT.

SO THEY BEGAN OPERATIONS WHEN THE WORLD KIND OF TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.

BUSINESSES WERE CLOSING AND SENDING CUSTOMERS STAYING HOME.

THEY EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT UNCOLLECTED, HIGHER THAN THAN ANTICIPATED AND COLLECTIBLES OR THEIR AGING, THEIR ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AGING JUST WAS MUCH WORSE THAN THEY EXPECTED.

THEY ALSO DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT HEDGE CONTRACTS FOR ENERGY THROUGH THE SUMMER, AND AS A RESULT, THEY WERE VERY EXPOSED TO HIGH ENERGY, HISTORICALLY HIGH ENERGY PRICES IN THE SUMMER OF 2020.

THE BOARD WAS FACED WITH THE STAFF RECOMMENDED THE BOARD ADOPT WESTERN COMMUNITY ENERGY TO INCREASE RATES.

THE BOARD WOULD NOT VOTE TO INCREASE RATES AND INSTEAD VOTED TO DIRECT FOR THE

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AGENCY TO FILE BANKRUPTCY AND IMMEDIATELY RETURN CUSTOMERS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON.

THE DETAILS OF THAT ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT AND OF COURSE, NOT EVERYTHING IS PUBLIC.

BUT WHAT I HAVE SHARED IS WHAT IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION.

SCE HAS FILED WITH THE PUC A REQUEST FOR CHARGES RELATED TO THE RETURN OF FOURTEEN MILLION DOLLARS.

THOSE COSTS, IF THE PUC APPROVES, IT WOULD BE BORNE BY THOSE CUSTOMERS, SO IT WOULD HAVE A CUSTOMER IMPACT.

ON THE OTHER, I GUESS EXAMPLE IS OF SCCA RETURNING CUSTOMERS IS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON TERRITORY IS IN BALDWIN PARK.

THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK ESTABLISHED A STANDALONE CITY RUN CCA.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS THAT THEY DID NOT DO AN EMERGENCY RETURN CUSTOMERS IMMEDIATELY, A TYPE OF A PROCESS.

THEY REACHED OUT TO WORK WITH SCE TO IDENTIFY A WORK COOPERATIVELY WITH SCE TO IDENTIFY A POINT IN TIME WHERE CUSTOMERS COULD BE RETURNED TO WHERE THERE WOULD BE NO RESULTING RETURN CHARGE.

AND SEEING DID FILE WITH THE PUC AND SHOWED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO CHARGE RELATED TO THAT RETURN OF CUSTOMERS, SO IT COULD GO EITHER WAY, DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH WHICH THE CUSTOMERS ARE BEING RETURNED.

OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I GUESS I'LL JUST.

THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER FROM THE CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN MENTIONED A COUPLE HUNDRED COMMUNITIES ARE INVOLVED IN THE CCA AND SOME NUMBER LESS THAN THAT OF ACTUAL CCAS, AND THEY'VE ALL BEEN GREAT.

BUT THERE'S BEEN A PROBLEM IN SOME BANKRUPTCIES AND A FEW OF THEM THAT ARE MORE RECENTLY ESTABLISHED.

IS THAT KIND OF A FAIR STATEMENT? I MEAN, THE OLDER ONES ARE DOING GREAT.

THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, AND IT'S A FEW OF THE NEWER ONES THAT HAVE HAD SOME ISSUES.

I'M ONLY AWARE OF THE ONE BANKRUPTCY RELATED TO WESTERN COMMUNITY ENERGY AND ALSO ONLY AWARE OF THE ONE CITY RUN WHERE THE CITY DETERMINED THAT THIS WAS NO LONGER A PRIORITY PROGRAM FOR THEM AND THEY DESIRE TO RETURN THOSE CUSTOMERS.

I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER BANKRUPTCIES AND NEITHER AM I.

SO IT WAS JUST AN OPTION RETURN.

IT WASN'T A PRIORITY FOR THEM OR A BANKRUPTCY.

OK, WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE, I'M REALLY I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR CUSTOMERS OPTED IN ON THE HIGHER RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTENT VERSUS ON THE BASE 50 THAT IS REALLY, REALLY GREAT.

AND THAT WAS A GOOD, GOOD MOVE BY THE COUNCIL TO KIND OF SET THAT AS A BASE RATE.

AND IT'S JUST AN OUTSTANDING RESULT THAT MOST OF OUR CITIZENS ARE IN A HIGHER RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTENT POSITION NOW THAN THEY WERE BEFORE THIS STARTED.

AND I'M REALLY, REALLY GRATEFUL TO SEE THAT.

AND THEN THOSE THAT OPTED UP AND THOSE THAT OPTED DOWN EITHER 100 PERCENT OR 50 PERCENT.

I'M ALSO HAPPY TO SEE THAT THE MORE OF THEM OPTED UP TO THE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT THAN DOWN TO THE 50 PERCENT.

SO THAT WAS GOOD TO BE SEEN TO.

SO I GUESS WE'RE, YOU KNOW, [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION.

YOU'VE ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS AND I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS BECOMING, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY MORE ROBUST AND MOVING FORWARD.

BUT THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? BARBARA, DO YOU HAVE A SLIDE THAT SHOWS THE RESERVES IN WHICH PEDER WAS TALKING ABOUT, WAS THERE A SLIDE LIKE 12, 13 OR 14 THAT SHOWED THE RESERVE QUESTION? YEAH, ONE MOMENT AND I CAN GO BACK TO THE PRESENTATION AND GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE.

SO THIS SLIDE, THE SMALLER LITTLE GREEN BARS HERE IS THE ANNUAL RESERVE CONTRIBUTION, AND THE PURPLE IS OUR CUMULATIVE RESERVES AND NET SURPLUS, SO WE'RE ANTICIPATING AT THE END OF 21 22, I THINK IT'S IF I RECALL CORRECTLY AROUND $5 MILLION DOLLARS OF RESERVES.

IT GROWS TO 10 MILLION IN 22 23 AND THEN IT EXCEEDS 20 MILLION IN 23 24.

THE 23, 24 AND BEYOND IS REALLY DRIVEN BY THE GROWTH IN CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE.

BUT WE DO ALSO SEE GROWTH IN OUR CUMULATIVE RESERVES.

IF WE EXCLUDED THAT, THE EXPANSION COMMUNITIES.

SO STARTING THERE WITH THE FIRST ONE ON THE LEFT, HOW MUCH IS THAT SHORT FROM WHAT YOU ORIGINALLY WERE ESTIMATING RIGHT THERE? IT'S ABOUT HALF WHAT WE HAD ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED.

WE ESTIMATED AROUND 11 MILLION AND WE'LL BE RIGHT AROUND FIVE MILLION A LITTLE

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OVER FIVE MILLION.

AND THEN THE 22 23 ONE.

AGAIN.

LET ME LOOK AT DO YOU MIND IF I STOP SHARING AND PULL UP MY DOCUMENTS REAL QUICK.

SURE.

OKAY.

IT'LL, TAKE ME JUST A MOMENT HERE.

OK.

AND YOU ASKED ME ABOUT FISCAL YEAR 22 23.

IS THAT CORRECT, MAYOR? YES.

SO AT THE END OF 22, 23, AT OUR CURRENT RATES AND POWER SUPPLY COST ASSUMPTIONS, WE ARE ANTICIPATING CUMULATIVE RESERVES OF TEN POINT FIVE MILLION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN HAD IDENTIFIED THE RESERVES WOULD BE AT 27 MILLION.

TWENTY SEVEN MILLION.

YEAH, THE LARGEST DRIVER OF THAT IS RELATED TO POWER SUPPLY COSTS, WHICH ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN WHAT WE HAD ANTICIPATED WHEN THIS STARTED.

WHEN WE STARTED THE PROGRAM AGAIN, AND IN ADDITION, THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN ALSO DID NOT FACTOR IN ANY RATE SAVINGS, IT WAS BASED ON RATE PARITY.

OKAY A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THOUGHTS, ONE IS AS WE GO FORWARD, IT'D BE NICE TO SHOW FROM WHAT OUR ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS WERE TO HOW WE'RE MEETING OUR TARGETS, SO WE OR THE AUDIENCE CAN CLEARLY SEE HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO BEING ON TRACK.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY $17 MILLION DOLLARS IN EARLY THOUGHTS OR PROJECTIONS.

WHAT WAS THAT MONEY GOING TO BE USED FOR? THE BOARD HADN'T ESTABLISHED ANY PROGRAMS THAT UP TO THIS POINT TO USE THOSE FUNDS, SO WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING IDENTIFIED AT THIS POINT FOR THOSE FUNDS.

BUT.

THERE WAS SOME CONVERSATION ABOUT GENERATION PROJECTS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH THAT WE TALKED ABOUT GENERALLY.

MAYBE THAT MAYBE THERE WAS NEVER A CLEAR DIRECTION.

SO.

OK, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY, WHEN YOU GO INTO THE SUMMER TIMES, YOU KNOW YOU, YOU HAVE SOME EXPOSURE THERE.

DO YOU THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH RESERVES, ENOUGH MONEY TO WORK WITH TO GET THROUGH THOSE IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIOS? THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

AND I DO.

AND I THINK WHAT'S JUST IS IT RESERVES ARE OBVIOUSLY A TOP PRIORITY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE SUFFICIENT FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS IN PLACE FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

AND THAT'S WHERE WESTERN COMMUNITY ENERGY RAN INTO TROUBLE IS THEY DIDN'T HAVE SUFFICIENT FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS IN PLACE.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY HAD ENERGY NEEDS THAT WEREN'T IN FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS IS WHERE THEY INCURRED ON REALLY HIGH UNANTICIPATED COSTS.

AND WE HAVE, AS I MENTIONED, LOCKED IN OUR SUMMER MONTHS AT AROUND 90 PERCENT OF OUR SUMMER NEEDS.

AND AS WE APPROACH THE SUMMER, WE MAY LOOK AT, DO WE WANT TO INCREASE THAT? THERE'S ALSO A RISK OF OVER HEDGING.

AND SO WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T ENTER INTO MORE CONTRACT FOR MORE ENERGY THAN WE'RE GOING TO ULTIMATELY SELL AND COLLECT.

BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO GET CLOSE TO THE MARK TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM RISK.

BUT CERTAINLY, HAVING OUR RESERVES AND THE BOARD HAS RECOGNIZED AND SET POLICIES WITH REGARDS TO OUR RESERVES, AND OUR POLICY IS TO SET ASIDE FIVE PERCENT OF ANNUAL REVENUES IN RESERVE TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM 25 PERCENT.

SO WE ARE MAKING THAT A PRIORITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

OK.

AND JUST REVIEW WITH ME ONCE MORE THE CHANGE IN HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO THE INTEREST RATES VERSUS HOW WE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO WORK.

THE CALCULATION OF THE INTEREST IS THIS THE CALCULATION METHODOLOGY IS THE SAME GETS THE INDEX UPON WHICH WE'RE USING TO SET THE VARIABLE PORTION.

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SO IT'S THE INTEREST IS 3.45 PERCENT PLUS THE ONE MONTH SECURED OVERNIGHT WHERE IT WAS PLUS THE ONE MONTH LIBOR.

IT'S NOW GOING TO BE THE ONE MONTH SECURED OVERNIGHT FUNDS RATE.

IN DECEMBER THAT WAS 0.1 PERCENT.

AND THEN THERE'S A POINT ZERO FIVE PERCENT ADDED TO THAT IN THE EVENT THAT THE SOFR IS NEGATIVE OR AT ZERO.

IT ADDS, SO WE'RE AT MINIMUM THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT.

OKAY.

AND AND DO YOU HAVE A MAXIMUM, THERE'S NO MAXIMUM.

BUT I WILL SAY THAT FOR THE LOANS WE'VE BROUGHT DOWN TO DATE, THOSE RATES ARE FIXED.

SO THOSE RATES ARE NOT BEING RECALCULATED.

IT'S CALCULATED AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THE FUNDS ARE DRAWN DOWN AND THEN IT'S THAT RATE STAYS FOR THAT PARTICULAR DRAW FOR THE LIFE OF AS LONG AS THOSE FUNDS ARE ARE NOT REPAID UNTIL THEY'RE REPAID.

IN FACT.

SO AS SAM MARCUS AND THEM COME ON, DO WE NEED TO BORROW MORE MONEY AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME TO COVER THOSE OR HAVE YOU GOT ALL THAT OBLIGATION CURRENTLY COVERED.

WE HAVE INCLUDED IN THE FORECAST THAT WAS PRESENTED COSTS RELATED TO SERVING THOSE CUSTOMERS.

SO SIMILAR TO WHAT WE EXPERIENCED IN GETTING OFF THE GROUND WITH CARLSBAD DEL MAR SOLONA BEACH, WE WILL BEGIN INCURRING COSTS FOR POWER SUPPLY PRODUCTS SUCH AS RESOURCE ADEQUACY IN JANUARY OF 2023.

SO IN ADVANCE OF SERVING THOSE CUSTOMERS, WE DO HAVE THE BENEFIT NOW OF BEING IN A POSITION TO BE ABLE TO BEGIN CONTRACTING FOR THE ENERGY NEEDS TO MEET THEIR DEMAND NOW.

SO WE HAVE A MUCH LONGER TIMELINE TO START CONTRACTING OR ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS THAN WE HAD FOR OUR CURRENT CUSTOMERS.

SO THE AVERAGE PRICE OF ENERGY THAT WE'RE PAYING FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WILL BE LOWER THAN WHAT WE'RE PAYING FOR THE CURRENT CUSTOMERS TODAY FOR NOW BECAUSE OF THE BENEFIT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTRACT OUT INTO THE FUTURE.

AND WE'LL BEGIN ENTERING INTO THOSE CONTRACTS IN STARTING IN MAY OF 2022.

AND WE DON'T.

DIDN'T COME ON AT THE EXACT MOMENT IN TIME, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE STAGGERED OVER THREE DIFFERENT MOMENTS IN TIME.

YES, I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THAT COMMENT, MAYOR.

OK.

AND ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OK.

SO.

MAYOR, THERE'S NO ACTION TO BE TAKEN.

OK, ANY FINAL COMMENTS FROM ANYONE ON THIS? OK, WELL, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS REPORT, AND IT'S EVERYTHING SEEMS TO KEEP MOVING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

LET'S HOPE IT ALWAYS STAYS IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SURE.

[8. RESOLUTION REGARDING THE NET ENERGY METERING PROCEEDING BEFORE THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION]

MOVING ON TO ITEM EIGHT RESOLUTION REGARDING THE NET ENERGY METERING PROCEEDING BEFORE THE CALIFORNIA PUC COMMISSION, SO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

SO WITH THAT, I BELIEVE DR.

BHAT-PATEL, DID YOU ASK TO HAVE THIS PUT ON THE AGENDA.

SO WHY DON'T YOU START US OFF? AND IF YOU HAVE SOME COMMENTS OR.

SURE.

YEAH, THANK YOU.

THANKS, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU TO THE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERING THIS RESOLUTION AND POTENTIALLY ADOPTING IT TONIGHT.

I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WHEN I WAS ON THE BOARD OF THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE, I HAD ALSO ASKED TO BE CONSIDERED DURING THAT TIME.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW I'VE INDIVIDUALLY BEEN ADVOCATING FOR WELL ADVOCATING AGAINST AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE SUPPORTING ROOFTOP SOLAR THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND JUST MAKE SOME BRIEF COMMENTS AND THEN PASS IT ON TO MR. HABER.

BUT BASICALLY, I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE STAND STRONG AND SUPPORTING THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT ALLOWS FOR US TO CONSIDER WHETHER WE SHOULD OPPOSE CHANGES TO THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM THAT THE CPC HAS PROPOSED.

NOT ONLY IS SUPPORTING ROOFTOP SOLAR CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY'S EFFORTS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, THE PROPOSED CHANGES WHICH WE ARE SEEING BEFORE US CURRENTLY.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT JASON WILL PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT INTO WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE EXPANSION OF ROOFTOP SOLAR, ESPECIALLY THROUGHOUT OUR STATE.

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BUT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR CITY HERE, ESPECIALLY HERE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO I KNOW THAT MANY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY HAVE INSTALLED ROOFTOP SOLAR AND OR ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO.

I KNOW WE ALL RECEIVE SOME EMAILS WITH REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION TONIGHT.

AND I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT IN ORDER FOR US TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE CAN IN TERMS OF CLIMATE STABILIZATION THAT WE HAVE AS MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE.

AND SO FOR ME, THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS IMPORTANT ENOUGH WHERE I WANTED TO BRING THIS BEFORE THE REST OF THE COUNCIL TO DISCUSS AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORMALLY VOICE OUR OPPOSITION.

SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND PASS IT ALONG TO MR. HABER.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SOME BRIEF COMMENTS, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU ALL IN TERMS OF WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE AND OF COURSE, HOPEFULLY EARNING YOUR SUPPORT ON SUPPORTING THIS RESOLUTION.

THANK YOU.

MR. HABER.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL, I DO HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON THIS ITEM.

SHARE MY SCREEN.

SO, YES, THIS ITEM IS TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PROTECTING ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER GENERATION AND EXPANDING CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS AS IT RELATES TO THE NEM 3.0 PROPOSAL BEING CONSIDERED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

NET ENERGY METERING, FIRST OFF, IS THE STATE'S PRIMARY RENEWABLE ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

THE CURRENT PROGRAM IS REFERRED TO AS NEM 2, OR NEM 2.0.

IT WAS ADOPTED IN 2016 AND ESSENTIALLY LAYS OUT THAT CUSTOMER GENERATORS OR RATEPAYERS WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS ON THEIR PROPERTIES RECEIVE FULL RETAIL RATE CREDITS FOR THE ENERGY THAT THEY EXPORT TO THE GRID.

IT ALSO PROVIDES THAT ANY NET SURPLUS ENERGY THAT IS AT THE END OF THEIR 12 MONTH THROUGH UP PERIOD IN EXCESS OF WHAT THEY CONSUME.

THE COMPENSATION RATE IS AVERAGED OVER THE ANNUAL RATE, AND THAT IS MORE OF A WHOLESALE RATE THAT COMES OUT IN THE TWO TO FOUR CENT PER KILOWATT HOUR RANGE.

THOSE CUSTOMERS PAY A ONE TIME INTERCONNECTION FEE FOR THEIR SYSTEM IN SDG&E TERRITORY.

THAT'S A ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO DOLLAR FEE ONE TIME PAID AT THE TIME OF INTERCONNECTION.

THERE'S A VARIETY OF NON BYPASSABLE CHARGES PAID ON A PER KILOWATT HOUR BASIS.

THOSE COVER THINGS LIKE RENEWABLE ENERGY INCENTIVES AND LOW INCOME PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED UTILITY SERVICE AND WITH NEM 2.0.

THOSE CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON A TIME OF USE RATE, BUT THEY STILL GET TO CHOOSE WHICH RATE SCHEDULE AMONG THE TOU RATE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM THAT THEY PREFER TO RECEIVE.

IN THE 2016 DECISION, THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION COMMITTED TO REVIEW A SUCCESSOR TARIFF TO NEM 2.0, AND SO THE CURRENT PROCEEDING THAT WE'RE DISCUSSING TONIGHT IS RELEVANT TO THAT.

IN THE PROCEEDING THERE ARE 18 PARTY PROPOSALS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE PUC AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW [INAUDIBLE] THAT GOES INTO RECOMMENDING A PROPOSED DECISION ON THE PROCEEDING.

PART OF THAT IS BASED ON A THIRD PARTY WHAT'S CALLED A LOOKBACK STUDY THAT DETAILED AND REVIEWED PERFORMANCE AND VARIOUS TRENDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEM 2.0 TARIFF STRUCTURE.

THAT STUDY FOUND THAT AS OF LATE 2020, CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN OVER A MILLION NEM GENERATORS INSTALLING SYSTEMS ACROSS CALIFORNIA.

APPROXIMATELY 8500 OF THOSE OR SO ARE LOCATED IN CARLSBAD.

THE STUDY FOUND THAT AMONG THOSE SYSTEMS, 98 PERCENT ARE ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, AND LESS THAN 12 PERCENT OF THOSE ARE LOCATED IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES.

PART OF THE COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS THAT GOES INTO THAT STUDY FOUND THAT THE CURRENT TARIFF STRUCTURE UNDER NEM 2, IS PARTICULARLY COST EFFECTIVE FOR NEM 2 PARTICIPANTS, BUT NOT ESPECIALLY COST EFFECTIVE FOR SYSTEM RATEPAYERS THAT ARE NOT GENERATING THEIR OWN ENERGY.

EXCUSE ME.

SO AS PART OF THE PROCEEDING, THE PUC LAID OUT A HANDFUL OF GUIDING

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PRINCIPLES THAT THEY WANTED TO CONSIDER IN UPDATING THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, THAT THEY HAVE COMPLIANCE AND CONSISTENCY WITH EXISTING PUC REGULATIONS, THAT THEY ENSURE EQUITY AMONG UTILITY CUSTOMERS, THAT THEY ENHANCE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS, MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF CUSTOMER SITED RENEWABLES FOR ALL CUSTOMERS AND THE SYSTEM.

AND FINALLY, THAT THEY CONSIDER COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY AMONG LOAD SERVING ENTITIES, WHICH INCLUDE THE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AS WELL AS MUNICIPAL SERVICE AGENCIES AND COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATORS.

SO AS PART OF THE PROCESS, AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE CONSIDERS ALL OF THE TESTIMONY AND THE VARIOUS PARTY PROPOSALS THAT ARE PRESENTED AND HAS NOW ISSUED A PROPOSED DECISION AS OF DECEMBER 13TH OF LAST YEAR.

AND SOME OF THE KEY COMPONENTS OF THAT PROPOSED DECISION ARE THAT NAM CUSTOMERS WOULD NOW PAY A MONTHLY GRID PARTICIPATION FEE OF EIGHT DOLLARS PER KILOWATT ON THE SIZE OF THEIR SYSTEM PER MONTH.

THEY WOULD ALSO REDUCE THE EXPORT COMPENSATION RATHER THAN PAYING FOR AT THE STANDARD RETAIL RATE THAT WOULD BE CHARGED WHEN YOU ARE FEEDING ENERGY BACK ONTO THE GRID.

THERE WOULD NOW BE APPLIED AND AVOIDED COST CALCULATOR THAT IS EXPECTED TO REDUCE THAT COMPENSATION RATE SIGNIFICANTLY ESTIMATES BY UP TO 22 TO 25 CENTS PER KILOWATT HOUR.

FOR THAT, A MARKET TRANSITION CREDIT HAS BEEN A COMPONENT TALKED ABOUT IN THE PROCEEDING THAT WAS DIMINISHING OVER SEVERAL YEARS IN SDG&E TERRITORY BECAUSE WE HAVE RATHER HIGH RETAIL RATES ON ELECTRIC SERVICE.

THAT CREDIT WAS PROPOSED AT ZERO COMPARED TO SOMEWHERE IN THE FIVE DOLLAR RANGE IN THE OTHER INVESTOR OWNED UTILITY SERVICE TERRITORIES.

FOR SDG&E CUSTOMERS YOU WOULD BE LIMITED AS A NEM CUSTOMER TO RECEIVE SERVICE UNDER THEIR EV-TOU 5 RATE SCHEDULE, AS OPPOSED TO BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE TIME OF USE RATE SCHEDULES AVAILABLE TO RATEPAYERS.

THERE'S A 15 YEAR GRANDFATHERING PERIOD PROPOSED FOR CURRENT EXISTING CUSTOMER GENERATORS THAT INITIATED SERVICE AND INTERCONNECTION UNDER THE NEM 1 AND NEM 2 SCENARIOS.

A NEW STORAGE REBATE TO INCENTIVIZE PAIRING SOLAR AND STORAGE SYSTEMS. SO THAT'S A 20 CENTS PER WATT HOUR FOR THE SIZE OF YOUR SYSTEM.

AGAIN, THAT'S A DIMINISHING REBATE OVER.

I BELIEVE IT DECREASES AT 25 PERCENT PER YEAR OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AS PROPOSED.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD INCLUDE AN ESTABLISH 150 MILLION DOLLAR EQUITY FUND TO ENCOURAGE AND INCENTIVIZE ACCESS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CLEAN ENERGY FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES AND LOW INCOME RATEPAYERS.

AND THEN FINALLY, IT NOT ONLY DEFINES LOW INCOME AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES, BUT ALSO PROVIDES VARIOUS CARVE OUTS IN TERMS OF SOME OF THESE TERMS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN FEES OR NOT FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES.

SO THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU TONIGHT PROPOSES TO SUPPORT PROTECTING ROOFTOP SOLAR AND EXPANDING CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS BY MAKING IT EASIER TO ADOPT ROOFTOP SOLAR.

AND IT URGES THE PUC TO STRENGTHEN NET ENERGY METERING TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES THAT PAIR WITH SOLAR, SUCH AS STORAGE, BATTERY STORAGE, WHILE EXCLUDING PROVISIONS SUCH AS HIGH MONTHLY FIXED FEES LIKE THE GRID PARTICIPATION RATE.

I'LL JUST ADD A FEW THINGS IN, AND I'LL START MY SHARE HERE.

IN REVIEWING THE PUC AGENDA FOR JANUARY 27TH THIS PROPOSED DECISION IS NOT ON THAT AGENDA.

IT APPEARS THERE'S BEEN SOME DELAY IN THAT PROCEEDING.

THERE HAS BEEN SOME INVOLVEMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR AND SOME COMMENTARY ON WHETHER THIS IS HITTING THE MARK.

THERE'S BEEN SOME POLITICAL PRESSURE ADDED TO THE SYSTEM, AND THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER PROCEDURAL STEP THAT NEEDS TO OCCUR BEFORE THE FINAL HEARING.

SO WE'LL BE MONITORING.

SHOULD THE COUNCIL PROCEED WITH THIS RESOLUTION, WE'LL BE MONITORING UPCOMING AGENDAS AT THE PUC TO DETERMINE WHEN THIS WILL BE HEARD.

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THIS ACTION WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY'S LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM THAT WAS RECENTLY ADOPTED.

A STATEMENT WAS INCLUDED IN THAT DOCUMENT TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT PRESERVES AND PROTECTS NET ENERGY METERING TO CONTINUE INCENTIVIZING INVESTMENTS IN ROOFTOP SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER, THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE BOARD DID DECIDE TO DRAFT AND SUBMIT A LETTER SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU'RE CONSIDERING TONIGHT RELATIVE TO THIS PROCEEDING.

AND FINALLY, IN TERMS OF NEXT STEPS, IF YOU PROCEED WITH ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION, STAFF WILL ENSURE THAT WE TRANSMIT A COPY AND SUBMIT THAT FOR COMMENTS TO THE PUC PRIOR TO THE DATE THAT THIS AGENDA ITEM IS DOCKETED.

WITH THAT, I'LL LEAVE IT TO THE COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

SO DO WE HAVE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM? AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER EIGHT TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR NINE NOW.

WE DO HAVE SPEAKERS.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS CARL ALDINGER.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? HELLO, MY NAME IS CARL ALDINGER, AND I'M AN ORGANIZER SPEAKING TODAY ON BEHALF OF SIERRA CLUB SAN DIEGO.

THE CPUC'S PROPOSED RULE CHANGES WILL LARGELY KNOCK THE ROOFTOP SOLAR INDUSTRY OUT OF CALIFORNIA AND IMPACT CURRENT SOLAR ROOFTOP OWNERS BY WALKING BACK A PROMISED NEM 20 YEAR GRANDFATHERING COMMITMENT.

WE ARE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AS DECLARED BY THIS CITY COUNCIL, AND WE INSTEAD MUST CONTINUE TO BUILD MORE SOLAR AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE'S PARTICIPATION.

WE ALSO HAVE A CEC MANDATED SOLAR ROOFTOP REQUIREMENT IN CALIFORNIA FOR ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION AND THE NEED TO DECARBONIZE ALL OUR BUILDINGS.

SO UPENDING ROOFTOP SOLAR IS COST VIABILITY HAS RIPPLE EFFECTS.

WE SHOULD NOT ACCEPT AN ONEROUS NEW RULE CHANGE THAT PENALIZES SOLAR ADOPTION.

WE SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION AND THANK THE CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL FOR SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER AT THE CPUC.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JOHN BALDAUFF.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? YES, HELLO, MY NAME IS JOHN BALDAUFF WITH CLEAN[INAUDIBLE]FOR KIDS.ORG., AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WE ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT ROOFTOP SOLAR, AND WE ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE YES ON THIS RESOLUTION.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS, MATT, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING, THIS IS MATTHEW VASILAKIS WITH CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN DIALING IN TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS THE LINCHPIN FOR CREATING CLIMATE RESILIENT, CLEAN ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

ROOFTOP SOLAR ON OUR HOMES AND BUSINESSES CAN PROVIDE US WITH ELECTRICITY WHEN SDG&E SHUTS DOWN THEIR POWER LINES DURING PUBLIC POWER SAFETY SHUTOFFS.

ROOFTOP SOLAR AND STORAGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES CAN ALSO HELP US KEEP THE LIGHTS ON WHEN WE HAVE EVER MORE FREQUENT CLIMATE DISASTERS THAT CAUSE DISRUPTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WE MUST STAND UP FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR AND STORAGE BY ADVOCATING FOR A STRONG NET ENERGY METERING POLICY AT THE CPUC AND IN SACRAMENTO.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION.

WE THANK COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL FOR HER LEADERSHIP ON THIS ISSUE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH CARLSBAD ON OTHER KEY CLIMATE STRATEGIES LIKE ROOFTOP SOLAR AND STORAGE.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH NINE, SEVEN, NINE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? HELLO, THIS IS CARINA CHANG, I AM A HOMEOWNER AND TAXPAYER IN CARLSBAD SINCE 1993 AND SOLAR CUSTOMER SINCE 2009, THE EV-TOU 5 RATE CHARGES MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF TIMES AS MUCH DURING THE PEAK HOURS OF FOUR TO NINE P.M.

COMPARED TO NIGHTTIME USE FOR EXAMPLE.

FOR THE 8500 CUSTOMERS IN CARLSBAD WHO MAY HAVE SOLAR INSTALLED AND MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE STORAGE INSTALLED.

THE PRICING MAY NOT BE.

IT MAY BE PROHIBITIVE TO INSTALL SOLAR STORAGE, WHICH IS WHAT THE PROPOSED DECISION IS TRYING TO ENCOURAGE AND IF ONE DOES NOT IF A SOLAR CUSTOMER DOES NOT INSTALL STORAGE, THEN PARADOXICALLY IT INCENTIVIZES THE SOLAR CUSTOMER TO USE ALL OF THE POWER THAT THEY GENERATE DURING THE NON-PEAK TIMES, RATHER THAN ESSENTIALLY DONATING IT TO

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SDG&E.

I GUESS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FROM THE SPEAKER, THE 8500 CUSTOMERS AND RESIDENTIAL PEOPLE IN CARLSBAD, WHO HAVE SOLAR, I DON'T KNOW WHAT PERCENTAGE THAT IS, AND SO THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW.

I URGE CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL TO JOIN SOLANA BEACH, ENCINITAS, CHULA VISTA, IMPERIAL SAN DIEGO IN ADVOCATING FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR.

AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS KATRINA OLSEN.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? HI, MY NAME IS KATRINA OLSEN, I LIVE IN CARLSBAD.

AND I'M ALSO A VOLUNTEER FOR SAN DIEGO 350.

I REALLY WANT TO URGE YOU TO SUPPORT TODAY'S RESOLUTION.

MY HUSBAND AND I MOVED HERE FROM MICHIGAN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, AND WE'VE BEEN REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT INVESTING IN ROOFTOP SOLAR SINCE WE NOW LIVE IN THE PERFECT PLACE FOR IT ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

BUT THE NEW PROPOSED RULES FROM CPUC MAKE IT REALLY HARD FOR US TO JUSTIFY IT FINANCIALLY.

SOMETIMES, ALTHOUGH PEOPLE WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING IT HAS TO BE REASONABLY EASY TO DO IT.

I READ THAT IN NEVADA THAT THEIR PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ADDED A HIGHER FEE AND DECREASED THEIR PAYMENTS FOR EXCESS ENERGY.

JUST WHAT CPUC IS PROPOSING AND THEIR ROOFTOP SOLAR RATES WENT DOWN 47 PERCENT WHEN THAT HAPPENED.

AND AS SOON AS THEY REVERSED THAT DECISION, THE RATES STARTED TO GO BACK UP AGAIN, JUST WHAT YOU'D PREDICT.

AND ALSO, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE CARLSBAD CLIMATE ACTION PLAN INCLUDES ADDING MORE ROOFTOP SOLAR ON RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AS ONE OF THEIR KEY GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION MEASURES.

SO IF THIS NEW NET METERING DECISION IS IMPLEMENTED, IT'LL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CITY TO REACH THOSE GOALS.

I THINK ADDING A TAX AND REMOVING INCENTIVES IS GOING TO HURT THE SOLAR MARKET AND IS GOING TO MAKE SOLAR MORE EXPENSIVE FOR EVERYONE, AND IT DOES NOT HELP ANYONE EXCEPT FOR THE POWER COMPANIES.

SO I'M REALLY GLAD THAT YOU'RE CONSIDERING SENDING THIS RESOLUTION TO CPUC AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING IT.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH NINE, SIX ONE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANTHONY BONNA, A 25 YEAR RESIDENT OF THE WONDERFUL CITY OF CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA.

WE TALK ABOUT AT LEAST IN THE PAST TWO AGENDA ITEMS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

IT'S REALLY KIND OF FUNNY TO ME HOW GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BECOME CONVENIENT BASED ON THE CONVERSATION, CLIMATE EMERGENCY CLIMATE STABILIZATION.

I JUST HEARD THAT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PRIOR TO THE APRIL 6, 2021, VOTE FOR REPUBLIC TRASH SERVICE, WE HAD A CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARED.

BUT HERE'S THE RUB.

THE RUB IS THAT THE REPUBLIC WAS CHOSEN AS THE TRASH COMPANY FOR THE NEXT 5 OR 10 YEARS, I THINK IT'S 10, BUT THEY HAVE THE WORST RECORD FOR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

SO WHY IS THAT? COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL.

SEEMS LIKE KIND OF A BIT OF HYPOCRISY HERE.

I'LL BE BACK TO TALK SOON.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER ENDS WITH SEVEN FIVE ONE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YES, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, WHILE I'M NOT GOING TO BE DIRECTING MY STATEMENTS DIRECTLY TO THIS AGENDA ITEM AS I SAT ON HOLD FOR THE LAST PROBABLY 45 MINUTES ON THE LAST CALL OR ON THE LAST AGENDA ITEM I'D LIKE, AND I THINK THAT BOTH OF THESE ITEMS ARE RELATED TO SOME DEGREE, BUT SPECIFICALLY TO THE CLEAN ENERGY ALLIANCE PRESENTATION.

I WOULD REALLY.

MAYOR, AS THAT ITEM DOES NOT RELATE TO THE ITEM THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING HEARD, IT DOES REQUIRE A VOTE OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR THAT SPEAKER.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOTE ON THAT?

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AND I THINK WE SHOULD.

I'M SORRY, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THE COMMENTS THAT COME IN UNDER THIS AGENDA ITEM SHOULD BE SPECIFIC TO THIS AGENDA ITEM UNDER THE BROWN ACT.

WE DO ALLOW A UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE COUNCIL FOR A SPEAKER WHO MISSED THE SPEAKING TIME TO SUBMIT THEIR SPEAKER SLIP.

SO I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT FOR THE COUNCIL.

OK, ANY QUESTIONS? I'M SORRY, COUNCIL MEMBER, SORRY.

YEAH.

HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THE SPEAKER MISSED THE SPEAKING TIME OR JUST DECIDED NOW BECAUSE IT SEEMED THAT THE CITY CLERK DID GIVE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR SPEAKERS FOR THE LAST AGENDA ITEM? CORRECT.

I'M JUST GOING BY WHAT THE SPEAKER STATED, WHICH IS THAT THEY WANTED TO ADDRESS THE PRIOR ITEM, WHICH IS WHAT THE CLERK BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION.

WE DON'T HAVE A VOTE OUT OF THAT OPTION.

THAT'S ACTUALLY A BROWN ACT GOVERNED PROVISION.

YEAH THE RULES KIND OF TIE OUR HANDS ON THIS, SO REALLY, WE NEED TO VOTE ON IT.

SO OR YOU COULD ALSO ASK THE SPEAKER TO CONFINE THE REMARKS TO THE AGENDA ITEM BEFORE THE COUNCIL OR SUBMIT THE REMARKS UNDER NON AGENDA ITEMS, ALTHOUGH THAT AGENDA ITEM IS DONE.

OKAY.

LET'S FIRST ASK THE SPEAKER IF SHE WISHES TO SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO THIS ITEM.

IS SHE STILL ON.

YES.

A RESPONSE, PLEASE.

CAN THE SPEAKER ENDING WITH SEVEN FIVE ONE PLEASE UNMUTE? THANK YOU, MAYOR HALL.

I THINK WHAT I WILL DO IN REGARDS TO THIS ITEM, SEEING, THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONVERSATION.

I'LL SUBMIT MY COMMENTS TO YOU IN WRITING.

WE THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS KARINA GONZALEZ, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? GOOD EVENING, MAYOR HALL AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS KARINA GONZALES, AND I AM A MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY ENERGY.

I WANTED TO START OFF BY THANKING COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL FOR BRINGING THIS RESOLUTION FORWARD.

I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN TODAY.

THE PROPOSED DECISION THAT WAS RELEASED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION LAST MONTH CONFORMS TO THE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITIES PROPOSAL THAT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY DISCOURAGE THE ADOPTION OF SOLAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.

OVER THE COURSE OF THIS PROCEEDING, HUNDREDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE ORGANIZATIONS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, SCHOOLS AND CITIES HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING TO KEEP ROOFTOP SOLAR AS A SOLUTION TO OUR CLIMATE CRISIS.

AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, THERE ARE THE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITIES AND THEIR SURROGATES WHO WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH A EQUITY NARRATIVE THAT IS PROVEN TO BE FALSE.

IF SDG&E CARED ABOUT EQUITY, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES IN THE NATION.

IF THEY CARED ABOUT EQUITY, THEY WOULDN'T SUPPORT FRACKED GAS THAT IS POISONING COMMUNITIES OF CONCERN ACROSS THE STATE.

IF THEY CARED ABOUT EQUITY, THEY WOULD BE PROPOSING A SOLAR FRIENDLY NET METERING RATE FOR COMMUNITIES OF CONCERN, BUT THEY AREN'T.

DON'T BE FOOLED BY SDG&E'S FAKE EQUITY TALKING POINTS, BECAUSE THE REALITY IS THE UTILITIES ARE ATTACKING AN ALTERNATIVE TO DIRTY ENERGY AND CALLING SOLAR A COST SHIFT WHEN THE REAL COST SHIFT COMES FROM WILDFIRES, MISMANAGED PROGRAMS AND UTILITY SHAREHOLDERS MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFITS.

I ASK YOU TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION TODAY, WHICH WILL SHOW THE CPUC THAT THE CITY REJECTS THIS PROPOSED DECISION AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOLAR AND STORAGE CONTINUE TO GROW SUSTAINABLY.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS TARA HAMMOND.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? HI, GOOD EVENING, MAYOR HALL AND COUNCIL MEMBER.

MY NAME IS TARA HAMMOND, I'M THE FOUNDER OF HAMMOND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION.

TEN YEARS AGO, THE CITY OF CARLSBAD DECLARED AUGUST 1ST AS CARLSBAD SOLAR DAY TO COMMEMORATE THE COMMUNITY'S COMMITMENT TO DECLARING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FROM FOSSIL FUELS.

SINCE THEN, MANY RESIDENTS, SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN CARLSBAD, THE REGION AND THE STATE HAVE ADOPTED ROOFTOP SOLAR AND MORE RECENTLY MANY OF THESE CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS ARE BEING PAIRED WITH ENERGY STORAGE.

SINCE THEN, WE'VE ALSO SEEN SDG&E CONTINUE TO ATTACK ROOFTOP SOLAR AND CONTINUE TO RAISE RATES.

FORTUNATELY, CARLSBAD IS A PART OF CEA, ALTHOUGH UNFORTUNATELY WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED ARE FEES THAT CEA AND ANY COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM HAS TO SEE ON

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THE FORM OF SDG&E'S BILL, NEGATIVELY IMPACTING POTENTIAL PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT'S DEFINITELY A STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON SO MANY LEVELS.

WE ARE CALLING ON YOU TO NOT ONLY PROTECT ALL OF THE INVESTMENTS IN CARLSBAD AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE, BUT TO ADVOCATE FOR A STRONG FUTURE SOLAR AGREEMENT.

SO MANY MORE CAN ADOPT SOLAR AND STORAGE, REDUCING CLIMATE INJUSTICES, SLOWING THE CLIMATE CRISIS WHILE REINVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND SUPPORTING LOCAL GREEN JOBS.

I ASK YOU TO PLEASE PASS THIS RESOLUTION TODAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JOE GABALDON.

CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? YES.

GOOD EVENING, CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YES, GO AHEAD.

YES, THANK YOU.

MAYOR HALL AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

I AM JOE GABALDON, SDG&E'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER TO CARLSBAD.

I PERSONALLY HEARD MANY OF YOU KEEP EQUITY IN MIND WHEN MAKING PUBLIC POLICY DECISIONS, AND THIS NEM REFORM EFFORT IS ABOUT ENSURING EQUITY AFFORDABILITY FOR OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE.

IN AUGUST 2020, THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION INITIATED A FORMAL REVIEW TO REVISIT THE NET ENERGY METERING POLICIES AND HOW ROOFTOP SOLAR CUSTOMERS ARE COMPENSATED.

SINCE THAT TIME, THE COMMISSION HEARD FROM MANY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

IN MAY OF 2021, A THIRD PARTY STUDY ORDERED BY THE COMMISSION, FOUND THAT CURRENT ROOFTOP SOLAR SUBSIDIES INCREASE ELECTRICITY BILLS ON NON SOLAR CUSTOMERS.

IN FACT, IN SAN DIEGO SDG&E'S TERRITORY, IT'S ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE DOLLARS PER YEAR.

AREAS WITH HIGHER INCOME SHOW HIGHER PERCENTAGES OF SOLAR INSTALLATIONS RELATED TO CALIFORNIA'S POPULATION.

FURTHER ROOFTOP SOLAR SUBSIDIES CREATED THE NEM TARIFF ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY PAID BY YOUNGER, LESS WEALTHY AND MORE DISADVANTAGED ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS.

IN ADDITION, LOW INCOME CUSTOMERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE CALIFORNIA ALTERNATIVE RATES FOR ENERGY CARE PROGRAM CURRENTLY HAVE LESS ACCESS TO NEM.

OUT OF ALL THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS, CARE CUSTOMERS REPRESENT 28 PERCENT OF RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS, BUT ONLY 13 PERCENT OF THE NEM PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS, MEANING LOWER INCOME INDIVIDUALS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN NEM.

THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS FOR THIS DISPARITY, INCLUDING LOW INCOME CALIFORNIANS ARE LESS LIKELY TO OWN THEIR OWN HOMES.

THE COMMISSION HEARD FROM 18 STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PRECEDING EACH WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM SOLAR INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND IOU'S HAVE THEIR INPUT.

THE DRAFT ORDINANCE, ONLY SPEAKS TO IOU'S IN FIVE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

HOWEVER, IT'S NOT CLEAR FROM THE REPORT THAT STAFF ANALYZE ALL STAKEHOLDER PROPOSALS OR MADE A DETERMINATION, WHICH IS WORSE.

WE'D LIKE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS.

ONE.

THE COUNCIL ADDING UP WHEREAS THE COUNCIL CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR EQUITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NEXT STRIKE THE ANYWHERE WHERE IT SAYS I.O.U.

PROPOSAL AND REPLACE THAT WITH ANY PROPOSAL, AGAIN, IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT THE PUC HEAR FROM YOU ON YOUR PRIORITIES THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE DRAFT PROPOSAL.

NO NEED TO NARROW IT TO JOINT USE OR THE JOINT I.O.U.

PROPOSALS.

FINALLY, INSERT BE IT RESOLVED.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS, MAYA, CAN YOU PLEASE UNMUTE? GOOD EVENING, MAYOR HALL AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS MAYA STEINBERG.

I'M HAMMOND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS CLIMATE JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THE NET METERING RESOLUTION TODAY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION THAT THE PROPOSED DECISION IS UNACCEPTABLE AND JOIN THE FIVE CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTY.

THE CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION AND OVER 40 LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE ORGANIZATIONS TO OPPOSE THE PROPOSED DECISION BROUGHT FORWARD BY THE CPUC.

CALIFORNIA HAS AMBITIOUS CLIMATE GOALS THAT WILL NOT BE MET WITH UTILITY SCALE, SOLAR AND WIND ALONE.

WE NEED TO EXPAND ROOFTOP SOLAR AND STORAGE ACCESS TO COMMUNITIES OF CONCERN IN ORDER TO NOT ONLY MEET OUR CLIMATE ACTION GOALS, BUT ALSO TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN OF SKYROCKETING ENERGY COSTS AND TO PROVIDE BACKUP POWER IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS MAYOR.

YOU ARE ON MUTE.

MOVE BACK TO THE COUNCIL.

ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? MR. BLACKBURN.

I SPOKE WITH JOE GABALDON FROM SDG&E YESTERDAY, AND HE FORWARDED THREE SUGGESTIONS, I FORWARDED THOSE TO STAFF STAFFS THAT THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO THINK THERE WAS A BIG PROBLEM WITH IT.

EXCUSE ME, I WOULD JUST LIKE JASON TO GO OVER THOSE AND TELL ME IF THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING TO ADD THOSE, OR IF THAT WOULD BE A DETRIMENT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN.

I DON'T THINK STAFF HAS AN OPINION PER SAY ON THE PROPOSED ADDITIONS FROM SDG&E AND WE HAVE SEEN THOSE IN WRITING AS WELL AS WHAT WE JUST HEARD TONIGHT IN TERMS OF THE ADDED, WHEREAS THE CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR EQUITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

STRIKING ANY REFERENCE TO PROPOSALS BEING OR ELEMENTS OF PROPOSALS BEING FROM THE IOU'S JOINT PROPOSAL.

CHANGING THAT TO ANY PROPOSAL, PARTICULARLY, I THINK, IN THE STATEMENT WHERE IT RELATES TO HIGHER FIXED FEES.

AND THEN FINALLY INSERTING A COMMENT ABOUT BEING RESOLVED THAT THE CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL URGES THE CPUC TO ADOPT A NEM 3.0 THAT ENSURES EQUITABLE AND ROBUST SOLAR ROOFTOP AND BATTERY ADOPTION AND DOES NOT BURDEN NON SOLAR AND LOW INCOME CUSTOMERS.

THIS IS A COUNCIL GENERATED ITEM AND A MODEL OR SAMPLE RESOLUTION WAS PROVIDED TO STAFF.

WE HAVE NOT MANIPULATED THAT, AND REALLY, IT'S A DECISION FOR COUNCIL TO DETERMINE WHETHER THOSE ADDITIONS HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO THE INTENT OF THE RESOLUTION OR ARE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE MAJORITY, WHICH IS TO STATE IN TERMS OF A POLICY POSITION FOR THE CITY.

SO I'LL LEAVE IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL WITH THAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS IS DR. BHAT-PATEL'S MOTION, SO I JUST ASK HER IF SHE HAS ANY CONCERNS WITH THOSE ADDITIONS.

DR.

SURE, THANK YOU, MR. HABER, DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE THOSE IN WRITING, I JUST LIKE TO SEE THE LAST ONE, ESPECIALLY.

I UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TWO.

THE THIRD ONE, I'D LOVE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE IT.

YOU KNOW, YOU HOLD ON ONE MOMENT.

AND WHILE YOU'RE BRINGING IT UP, AND I'LL JUST MAKE A FEW COMMENTS SO THAT WE CAN KEEP MOVING ALONG, BUT WITH REGARDS TO THE EQUITY PIECE, I'M COMFORTABLE WITH ADDING THAT.

THE I.O.U.

PIECE, THE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITIES PIECE, I'M NOT NECESSARILY SUPER COMFORTABLE WITH REMOVING THAT.

I THINK THAT IS THE WHOLE PURPOSE, THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REALLY STAYING STRONG.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THIS HAS BEEN UNFORTUNATELY BROUGHT FORWARD BY THOSE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITIES.

SO I DO THINK THAT I'D LIKE TO INCORPORATE THAT AND LEAVE THAT IN.

AND SO FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, THERE, MAY BE A COUPLE OF THOSE THAT I'D BE OPEN TO.

LIKE I MENTIONED, THE FIRST ONE, WHICH IS THE EQUITY ONE, THE IOU ONE, NOT SO MUCH.

AND I'D LOVE TO SEE THE THIRD ONE, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE BRINGING UP HERE.

SO LET'S SEE HERE.

YEAH, AND THE LAST.

AND I'M YEAH, AND I'M FINE WITH THAT THIRD ONE AS WELL.

SO THE FIRST AND THIRD I'M OPEN TO THE SECOND ONE.

I WOULD NOT BE OPEN TO SO I'M AMENABLE TO ADDING YOUR TWO OF THE THREE THAT YOU'VE MENTIONED.

MAYOR PRO TEM, IF THAT'S OK WITH YOU.

IT'S ALL ABOUT COMPROMISE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M OK WITH THAT.

OK, THANK YOU.

THE ONLY COMMENT I WOULD HAVE ON THE THIRD ONE DR.

IS, YOU KNOW, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THAT STATEMENT COULD BE CONFLICT FROM WHICH PERSPECTIVE YOU'RE LOOKING FROM.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THAT, I'M GOING TO FOLLOW WHAT YOUR LEAD IS, BUT I WOULD HAVE PERHAPS A CONCERN ABOUT WHAT THAT IS REALLY SAYING AND HOW WE CHOOSE TO VIEW THAT.

AND THAT IS ALSO GOES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW IS GOING TO TELL US TO DO IN THE FUTURE ABOUT ROOFTOP SOLAR AND WHETHER WE SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T HAVE IT PUT IN.

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IT'S HARD TO GO BACK AND REDO THE PAST, BUT THE FUTURE, WE CAN HAVE SOME CERTAINTIES.

SO IT'S UP TO YOU ON THAT THIRD ONE.

SURE, THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE THAT, AND I KNOW THERE WERE OTHER MEMBERS THAT HAD RAISED THEIR HAND, SO I'D LOVE TO HEAR THEIR THOUGHTS AS WELL AND HAPPY TO CHIME IN.

YEAH.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

I'VE BEEN READING ABOUT IT AND FOLLOWING IT FOR A LONG TIME, AND WE DO HAVE SOMETHING IN THE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM, AS MR. HABER MENTIONED, TO PROTECT ROOFTOP SOLAR.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE AS A CITY HAVE SUPPORTED FOR A LONG TIME, AS IT WAS BROUGHT UP BY ONE OF THE SPEAKERS DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

BUT I'LL TRY TO CONDENSE MY COMMENTS BECAUSE WE'VE HEARD SO MUCH ALREADY FROM THE THE PUBLIC.

FIRST, I WANT TO THANK DR.

BHAT-PATEL FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD.

I'M SO GLAD THAT WE'RE TAKING A POSITION AND BEING STRONG ABOUT PROTECTING THIS SOURCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY THAT DOESN'T HAVE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT IS EASY TO INSTALL AND DOESN'T REQUIRE ALL KINDS OF EXTRA PERMITTING.

ALREADY, THE STATE HAS BEEN PROMOTING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU SAW THERE WAS A NEW YORK TIMES OP ED YESTERDAY BY OUR FORMER GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER THAT WAS REALLY PERSUASIVE AND REALLY KIND OF EXPLAINED THE GROWTH OF SOLAR IN CALIFORNIA AND HOW THAT HAS BEEN SUCH A GOOD THING.

AND YET WE HAVE MORE TO GO.

SO REALLY, WHAT THE SOLUTION TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO HAVE ROOFTOP SOLAR AND TO PROMOTE THE SOURCE OF CLEAN ENERGY THAT IS SO EASY TO DO IN A STATE THAT IS SUNNY LIKE CALIFORNIA? I THINK THE MICHIGAN CALLER MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, SHE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND SHE RIGHT AWAY WANTED TO INVEST IN SOLAR BECAUSE SHE COULD.

BECAUSE CALIFORNIA HAS ALL THESE SUNSHINE DAYS, THE THE SOLUTION IS REALLY INCENTIVIZING SOLAR, WHICH WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO UNTIL NOW.

BUT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THIS NEW PROPOSED NET ENERGY METERING 3.0 BECAUSE OF THE SPECIFIC GRID PARTICIPATION CHARGE THAT WAS IN THE SLIDES THAT MR. HABER PRESENTED THAT CHARGE FROM ALL THE THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN READING IS GOING TO BE ABOUT 65 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR NEW SOLAR CUSTOMERS.

SO PEOPLE WHO DON'T ALREADY HAVE SOLAR, THEY WANT SOLAR.

IF THAT WERE TO PASS AND ITS FORM THAT IT'S IN NOW, THEY WOULD BE PAYING AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRID.

THAT WOULD BE PROHIBITIVE.

AND RATHER THAN HAVING THESE CHARGES, WHICH GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER [INAUDIBLE] IN HIS OP ED, A SOLAR TAX, A NEW SOLAR TAX, RATHER THAN HAVING THAT, WE SHOULD BE OFFERING MORE SUBSIDIES, ESPECIALLY IF WE'VE GOT CONCERNS ABOUT LOW INCOME CUSTOMERS NOT BEING ABLE TO AFFORD IT.

I MEAN, WE AND MANY OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE STEPPED UP TO HAVE ROOFTOP SOLAR HAD TO TAKE OUT LOANS AND REALLY PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS TO LIVE OUR VALUES AND SAY, LIKE, I WILL TAKE ON DEBT TO MAKE SURE THAT I AM HELPING FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT ONLY RICH PEOPLE DO.

YOU KNOW, NORMAL PEOPLE ALSO HAVE THIS ABILITY TO DO.

BUT IF WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT EQUITY, LET'S HAVE MORE SUBSIDIES THAT FOCUS ON LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS SO THAT WOULD BE THE AREA THAT I WOULD BE MORE CONCERNED IN.

AND I WOULD RATHER THAN TAX AND GIVE FEES TOWARDS ROOFTOP SOLAR OWNERS, I WOULD LOOK FOR MORE SUBSIDIES TO ENCOURAGE NOT ONLY INSTALLATION OF ROOFTOP SOLAR, BUT BATTERY STORAGE.

AS ONE OF THE CALLERS MENTIONED WAS AN EXCELLENT POINT.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ROOFTOP SOLAR DON'T HAVE ENERGY STORAGE, AND WE NEED THAT.

THAT'S PART OF THE SYSTEM.

THAT'S PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS SUCH A GOOD SOLUTION FOR GENERATING ENERGY AND USING IT.

SO I WOULD DEFINITELY SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION, AS IS.

AND THEN FOR THE CHANGES WE AS A CITY, WHEN WE DID OUR PLANNING AND OUR GOAL SETTING, WE TALKED ABOUT EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND WE TALKED ABOUT EQUITY AS PART OF OUR COUNCIL VALUES.

OF COURSE, THE VERY FIRST ONE ABOUT ADDING EQUITY, THAT'S GREAT.

BUT I ALSO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HOW THE MESSAGE IS BEING TWISTED IN THE THIRD ONE, AS MAYOR HALL MENTIONED, TO SAY THAT BECAUSE THIS IS AN EQUITY ISSUE, WE SHOULD TAX THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING, WHO CAN AFFORD TO HAVE SOLAR OR AFTER THE 15 YEAR GRANDFATHER, YOU KNOW, HIKE UP THE FEES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE SOLAR.

SO I'M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THAT CAN BE MANIPULATED AND TWISTED.

SO I WOULD NOT SUPPORT THAT THIRD ONE.

I LIKE THE FIRST ONE AND I HEAR THE COMMENTS ON THE SECOND ONE AS WELL.

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SO THAT'S MY POSITION.

THANK YOU.

MR. NORBY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR HALL, I JUST I WANT TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS HERE AND TALK ABOUT MAYBE SOLAR IN GENERAL SINCE ITS INCEPTION, I THINK I PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST THOUSAND IN THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO DO SOLAR WAY, MAYBE BACK TO 2016 2017.

AND TODAY, ONE OF THE CALLERS ASKED THE PERCENTAGE OF CITIZENS THAT HAVE SOLAR AND THE SAN DIEGO SDGE REGION IT'S OVER TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND METERS CONNECTED TO SOLAR.

AND YOU HEARD, MR. HABER SAY, ABOUT 85 HUNDRED.

IN CARLSBAD, IT'S APPROACHING 20 PERCENT OF USERS NOW OF METERS IN THE AREA THAT HAVE SOLAR PV.

SO IN THE EARLY DAYS, THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION HAD WHAT WAS CALLED THE CSI PROGRAM, WHICH WAS A GRANT PROGRAM TO OFFSET THE HIGH COST OF SOLAR, ESPECIALLY IN THE EARLY PERIOD OF TIME.

AND OVER THE COURSE OF PROBABLY 12 13 YEARS, IT WENT THROUGH A 10 STEP REDUCTION UNTIL IT FINALLY PHASED OUT ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO.

AND THERE IS NO MORE CSI PROGRAM AND THERE IS NO MORE GRANT REBATE FOR SOLAR CUSTOMERS BECAUSE THEY ACHIEVED THE GOAL THAT THE TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVED.

MATURITY AND COST REDUCTIONS WERE GOING ON WITH THE TECHNOLOGY, AND IT WAS NO LONGER NEEDED FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE CSI PROGRAM FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION.

AND WHAT'S GOING ON WITH NEM 1 NEM 2 AND NEM 3 IS VERY SIMILAR IN THE SENSE THAT IN THE BEGINNING, WHEN IT WAS JUST A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE OR A FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE, THE SUBSIDIES WERE HIGHER FOR SOLAR AND IT'S KIND OF THE PERCENTAGE OF ADOPTION GROWS.

THOSE SUBSIDIES ARE BEING REDUCED.

AND IT'S ALSO THIS IDEA OF COST SHIFT IN TERMS OF EQUITY IS HAPPENING AT A GREATER RATE NOW THAN 20 PERCENT HAVE SOLAR AND THE OTHER 80 PERCENT DON'T, BUT ARE OFFSETTING SOME OF THE COSTS FOR THE 20 PERCENT OF SOLAR WHO DO HAVE.

SO IT'S A VERY REAL ISSUE AND IT'S HAPPENING.

BUT I THINK FIRST, LET ME START WITH A QUESTION FOR MR. HABER, AND THAT IS THE 15 YEAR GRANDFATHER CLAUSE THAT SIMPLY, I THINK ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES IS THOSE WHO HAVE SOLAR ALREADY UNDER NEM 1 NEM 2 WILL NOT BE PAYING THAT EIGHT DOLLARS PER KILOWATT CHARGE FOR 50 YEARS.

IS THAT RIGHT? I BELIEVE THAT'S CORRECT.

15 YEAR EXISTING NEM ONE AND TWO.

SORRY.

A TRANSITION TO NEM 3.0, NOT MORE THAN 15 YEARS AFTER INTERCONNECTION.

SO FROM THEIR INTERCONNECTION DATE? THAT'S RIGHT.

SO I THINK MOST OF US HAVE A 20 YEAR CONTRACT AND THAT MAY, IN MY CASE, IT [INAUDIBLE] EXPIRE IN ABOUT FIVE YEARS.

AND SO THEN I'LL BE UNDER A NEW NET ENERGY METERING CONTRACT, WHATEVER THAT IS AT THE TIME.

BUT SO IT IS REAL AS ADOPTION GO UP THAT WE NEED TO DO THAT.

I'M REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE RESOLUTION.

I WANT TO THANK DR.

BHAT-PATEL FOR BRINGING THE RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF THE CITY COUNCIL, AND I'M GOING TO SUPPORT IT.

I ALSO LIKE THE ADDITION OF THE EQUITY LANGUAGE, BUT I'M NOT SO SUPPORTIVE OF NUMBER TWO AND NUMBER THREE, SO I SHARE THAT.

BUT I'D LIKE THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THIS.

AND WHEN I LOOK AT SOLAR ENERGY AND SOLAR PV, I LOOK AT IT MAYBE WITH A DIFFERENT LENS THAN MOST PEOPLE LOOK AT IT IN THE SENSE THAT I LOOK AT IT PRIMARILY AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE ROOFTOP SOLAR, IT IS PROBABLY OUR NUMBER ONE TOOL THAT WE CAN USE TO LOWER OUR TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS FOR OUR CITY, WHICH ARE ABOUT HALF OUR EMISSIONS.

AND IT GOES TO GREENHOUSE GASES, OF COURSE, HALF OF OUR EMISSIONS ARE GREENHOUSE GASES.

BUT IT GOES TO ALSO TO LOCAL AIR QUALITY IN TERMS OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN OUR AIR.

SO I'D LIKE TO SEE IF MY COLLEAGUES WOULD SUPPORT AN ADDITION TO ADDRESS THE TRANSPORTATION PIECE, WHY ROOFTOP SOLAR IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT'S NOT CURRENTLY CONTAINED IN THE RESOLUTION.

AND I WOULD PROPOSE THAT, IT SAYS.

WHEREAS ROOFTOP SOLAR IS USED AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL FOR ELECTRIC CARS AND IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN LOWERING AND ELIMINATING TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS.

AND I WOULD LIKE THAT ADDED TO THE RESOLUTION.

I THINK IT MAKES THE RESOLUTION STRONGER AND IT ADDRESSES OUR NUMBER ONE SOURCE OF EMISSIONS.

DR.

BHAT-PATEL.

[INAUDIBLE], THANK YOU THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING THEIR THOUGHTS AND JUST WANT TO SAY THAT GIVEN THAT THE MAJORITY SHARE ITS CONCERNS AND I DO APPRECIATE THE CONCERNS THAT YOU ALL SHARED, I THINK IT REALLY HELPED ME UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT MORE AS TO WHERE I STAND.

I THINK I WILL GO AHEAD AND RESCIND MY SUPPORT FOR NUMBER THREE, AND I'M STILL OPEN TO SUPPORTING NUMBER ONE, WHICH WAS THE PROPOSED CHANGE.

SO MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN, IF THAT'S OK WITH YOU, THEN IT SOUNDS LIKE THE MAJORITY OF US

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WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION AND ADDING ON THAT NUMBER ONE ASPECT.

AND THEN IF FOLKS ARE OPEN TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY JUST SHARED, THEN WE CAN INCORPORATE THAT AS WELL.

AND I'LL LOOK TO MR. HABER TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THAT WITH REGARDS TO OUR LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL, I DON'T BELIEVE THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS RELATIVE TO OUR LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM LIKE THAT.

OK, GREAT.

SO IF EVERYONE'S OPEN TO THAT THAT WOULD BE MY MOTION.

SECOND.

OK.

THERE'S OK IF THERE'S NO OTHER COMMENT, I'LL CALL THE QUESTION.

AND ACTUALLY, I WAS JUST HOPING I COULD HEAR THAT THE ADDITION ONE MORE TIME.

SURE.

OR SEE IT, I DON'T KNOW IF WE COULD TYPE IT AND PUT IT UP.

I'M SORRY.

MAYBE JUST HEAR IT ONE MORE TIME.

SURE.

WOULD THAT BE MY ADDITION? YES.

OK.

I DON'T HAVE IT WRITTEN UP.

I DO HAVE IT, BUT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO READ IT ON MY EMAIL.

THE ADDITION WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL, WHEREAS AND THAT WOULD BE ROOFTOP SOLAR IS USED AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL FOR ELECTRIC CARS.

AND IT'S A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN LOWERING AND ELIMINATING TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS.

YOU KNOW, AND WHAT I'M SIMPLY PROPOSING IS THAT WE STRENGTHEN THE RESOLUTION BY SAYING IT DOESN'T ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION AT ALL, AND IT IS MORE AND MORE BECOMING TRANSPORTATION FUEL AND MORE AND MORE BECOMING SUPER IMPORTANT IN OUR EFFORT TO LOWER THE EMISSIONS.

AND THAT'S WHY I SUGGESTED THAT.

I HEAR YOU COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY.

AND FOR MAYOR HALL AND MR. HABER, WHO HEARD ME BELABOR THE LANGUAGE IN THE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM, I'M JUST THINKING ABOUT WORDSMITHING ROOFTOP SOLAR IS THE FUEL BECAUSE I THINK THAT THAT'S NOT WORDED.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT.

IT'S A SOURCE OF ENERGY.

YES, I THINK I'M PROBABLY USING TERMS LIKE HORSEPOWER THAT ARE GENERICALLY USED TO DESCRIBE CARS, EVEN THOUGH HORSES DON'T POWER THEM ANYMORE.

RIGHT? SO, YOU KNOW, ROOFTOP SOLAR IS USED AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL IF THERE'S A BETTER WORD FOR FUEL.

I'M OPEN TO IT, BUT I'M USING IT GENERICALLY LIKE HORSEPOWER.

YEAH, I HEAR YOU.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO THINK IF THERE'S A BETTER WORD THAT DESCRIBES THAT IT IS THE SOURCE OF ENERGY THAT POWERS ELECTRIC CARS, ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

BECAUSE I THINK THAT THE WORD IS NOT FUEL.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS USED AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

WILL THAT DO? WHAT ABOUT POWER? IS USED TO POWER ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

YES, SURE.

OK.

I'M FINE WITH THAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHO'S GOT THE CURSOR, BUT YEAH, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD JUST WORDSMITH THAT ONE LITTLE BIT AND I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH THE SENTIMENT IN ADDING IT IN.

SO THAT WOULD JUST BE MY MY PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION.

YES, AND I'M SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE] CAPTURED THAT CHANGE TO POWER ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

OK.

EVERYBODY GOOD TO GO.

CALL THE QUESTION, PLEASE VOTE.

CALL THE ROLL.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY.

AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL.

AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN.

AYE.

MAYOR HALL.

AYE.

IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY AND AGAIN, WE THANK YOU, DR.

BHAT-PATEL, FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD.

IT'S VERY APPRECIATIVE.

NEXT, I THINK THIS IS OUR LAST ITEM IS ITEM NINE, THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO MEMBERS

[9. MAYORAL APPOINTMENT OF TWO MEMBERS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION COUNCIL COMMENTARY AND REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS]

TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS.

I WILL CALL SPEAKERS AT THIS TIME? ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER NINE, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IF YOU'RE USING THE MEETING LINK TO LOG IN OR IF YOU'RE JOINING US BY PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE NOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME OR LAST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

YOU WILL BE MUTED ONCE YOUR THREE MINUTES HAVE CONCLUDED.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR PRESS STAR 9 NOW.

WE DO HAVE SPEAKERS.

THE FIRST SPEAKER ENDS WITH NINE TWO ONE.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE? MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, THIS IS ROY MEENES I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR A SECOND TERM ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

AS I REFLECT BACK IN MY LIFE AS A CHILD AND INTO ADULTHOOD, MY PARENTS

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INSTILLED IN ME SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

MY VOLUNTEERING FOR EXTRACURRICULAR AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES IN GRADE SCHOOL TO JOINING SERVICE CLUBS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.

MY EXPERIENCE STARTED AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN AT THE CITY OF EL CAJON FIRE DEPARTMENT, ADVANCING LATER ON TO ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED ASSISTING WITH DAILY OPERATIONS IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

I WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEKING FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING, AS WELL AS MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL, CEQA AND NEPA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT.

I ALSO OBTAINED A REAL ESTATE BROKERS LICENSE AND WORKED IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.

MY CAREER CONTINUED AT THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT AND OPERATIONS AND AGENCY LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.

MY GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE AND PUBLIC PRIVATE PLANNING BACKGROUND, INCLUDING FACILITIES AND HOUSING, HAS SERVED ME WELL DURING MY FIRST TERM AS A CITY OF CARLSBAD PLANNING COMMISSIONER.

THIS YEAR AS CHAIR I'VE STRIVED TO SET THE TONE BY KEEPING DISCUSSION ON TRACK AND EFFICIENT BY BRINGING MY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES, INCLUDING LISTENING, TACT, DECISIVENESS AND PATIENCE TO THE MEETING DAIS.

ALSO, I'M CURRENTLY SERVING AS A BOARD MEMBER ON THE CARLSBAD ROTARY CLUB.

I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR AFFIRMATIVE VOTE IN APPOINTING ME FOR A SECOND TERM ON THE CITY OF CARLSBAD PLANNING COMMISSION.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE NO MORE SPEAKERS, MAYOR.

OK, THEN WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT CAROL LUNA AND ROY MEENES FOR A SECOND TERM.

AND I KNOW THIS DOESN'T NEED A SECOND, BUT I'LL GO AHEAD AND SECOND.

OK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COUNCIL MEMBER NORBY.

AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BHAT-PATEL.

AYE.

MAYOR PRO TEM BLACKBURN.

AYE.

MAYOR HALL.

AYE.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR MR. MEENES FOR CALLING IN AND THANK YOU COUNCIL FOR THE SUPPORT.

[ANNOUNCEMENTS]

AND WITH THAT, I THINK THAT COMES TO OUR CLOSING REMARKS.

SO WHO WOULD LIKE TO START.

MR. NORBY? ARE YOU READY? YES.

NO COMMENTS TONIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA.

AND THANK YOU, JUST ONE COMMENT I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THE PSA THAT THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THEY WERE SENDING COVID AT HOME TESTS TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN AMERICA.

SO YOU JUST HAVE TO GO ONLINE TO COVIDTESTS.GOV.

AND PUT IN YOUR NAME AND YOUR ADDRESS, AND THEY WILL ONLY SEND ONE PACKET OF FOUR TESTS IN THAT ONE PACKET TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD.

SO IF YOU'VE GOT RENTER'S OR WHATEVER, IT'S ONLY ONE PER HOUSEHOLD, SO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU'RE ALREADY REQUESTING IT.

SO THAT WAS JUST IT.

I WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE THAT THEY COULD GET AT HOME TESTS STARTING TODAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER DR.

BHAT-PATEL.

SURE, THANK YOU.

YEAH, AND THANKS COUNCIL MEMBER ACOSTA FOR BRINGING THAT UP, I KNOW A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR TESTS AND HAVING DIFFICULTIES, SO I'M GLAD THAT FOLKS WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE THAT IF THEY NEED IT.

AND YESTERDAY WAS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

DAY.

I WAS HAD THE ABILITY TO VIRTUALLY JOIN IN WITH THE NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO NAACP AND JUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR..

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE HAD SAID, WHICH I THINK A LOT OF US ON OUR COUNCIL STRIVE TO DO IS A GENUINE LEADER, IS NOT A SEARCHER FOR CONSENSUS, BUT A MOLDER OF CONSENSUS.

AND I THINK IT REALLY DOES SPEAK TRUE TO HOW WE SHOULD GOVERN IS TO REALLY WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER AND REALLY WORK TOGETHER.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE HAD REALLY WORKED ON THROUGHOUT HIS TIME.

AND SO IT WAS SOMETHING THAT REALLY SPOKE TO ME AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT.

I KNOW WE ALSO HAD THE MARATHON, WHICH I SAW QUITE A FEW FOLKS OUT DOING THE 5K, THE HALF MARATHON, THE MARATHON.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE PART OF THAT TOO.

SO I DID SEE SOME OF OUR TEAMMATES FROM TEAM CARLSBAD OUT THERE AS WELL, WHICH WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE AND ACTUALLY EVEN SOME FOLKS THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

SO IT WAS NICE TO SEE SOME FOLKS OUT THERE ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE.

AND OF COURSE, JUST A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM FOR KEEPING US ALL SAFE WHILE WE WERE OUT THERE AND JUST HAVING THE ABILITY TO PARTAKE IN SOME EXTRACURRICULAR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

SO OTHER THAN THAT, I KNOW WE HAVE QUITE A FEW AGENCY MEETINGS STARTING BACK UP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

SO YOU'LL BE HEARING SOME UPDATES FROM THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES THAT WE ARE SITTING ON AS BOARD MEMBERS, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU UPDATES ON THAT IN THE NEXT COMING WEEKS.

[03:15:01]

THAT'S IT.

THANKS.

MR. BLACKBURN.

YOU CAN JUST SHAKE YOUR HEAD IF YOU LIKE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT WITH ME TONIGHT.

YES, I HOPE YOU GET OVER YOUR ILLNESS HERE SOON, SO.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE LET PEOPLE KNOW, I KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, OF THIS ISSUES AROUND THE TRASH AND THE TRASH ISSUES HERE IN THE COUNTY WE'VE HAD.

I KNOW I'VE GOTTEN LOTS OF EMAILS AND I'M ASSUMING ALL OF YOU HAVE ALSO.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE EVERYBODY AWARE THAT REPUBLIC WILL BE ON THE AGENDA NEXT ON THE 25TH NEXT TUESDAY ABOUT THE ROLLOUT OF THEIR CONTRACT WITH HERE IN THE CITY OF CARLSBAD.

SO IF ANYBODY HAS ANY THOUGHTS OR CONCERNS, THAT WOULD BE A MOMENT WHERE IT COULD BE ADDRESSED IN A PUBLIC FORUM.

YOU WILL NOT HAVE SEAT THREE OF US AT ANY ONE PLACE HERE IN THE NEXT WEEK.

AND I THINK THAT'S ALL I HAVE TONIGHT UNLESS THE CITY CLERK SEES THAT I FORGOT SOMETHING.

CITY MANAGER MR. CHADWICK, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS?

[CITY MANAGER COMMENTS]

YES, SIR.

JUST BRIEFLY, I WANT TO PROVIDE A BIT OF AN UPDATE TO BOTH COUNCIL AS WELL AS OUR PUBLIC.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE'VE LAUNCHED A PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FOR CITY COUNCIL'S FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN.

THERE WILL BE TWO HIGHLY INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS.

THE FIRST BEING SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27TH AT SIX P.M.

AND THE SECOND OCCURRING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AT SIX P.M..

AND WE RECENTLY LAUNCHED A NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PORTAL THAT'LL MAKE IT EVEN EASIER FOR THE PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN ON CITY ISSUES.

THE STRATEGIC PLAN IS THE FIRST TOPIC POSTED WITH A SHORT SURVEY.

VIRTUAL IDEAS, WALL AND LINKS TO SIGN UP FOR THE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS.

THE SITE CAN BE REACHED AT CARLSBADCA.GOV/INPUT.

AGAIN, THAT'S CARLSBAD, CA DOT GOV.

BACKSLASH INPUT.

WE ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CHECK IT OUT.

AND LOOKING AHEAD, WE'VE SET MARCH 16TH AS YOUR NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN WORKSHOP WHERE WE WILL PRESENT THE PUBLIC'S INPUT, AS WELL AS NEXT STEPS FOR THE PLANNING PROCESS.

NOW AGAIN, THIS WILL BE CONTAINED IN OUR NEWSLETTER THAT'LL BE GOING OUT LATER THIS WEEK, BUT JUST WANT TO PROVIDE THAT FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION.

THANKS.

YES CITY ATTORNEY MS. BREWER.

NOTHING FOR ME THIS EVENING, THANK YOU.

AND CITY CLERK.

NOTHING AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

OK, WELL, IT'S 6:18 AND WE'LL ADJOURN THIS MEETING.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.