SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

February 17, 2009 20:04 ET

Measure B Discussion Hosted by TOWN HALL LA and League of Women Voters LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - TOWN HALL Los Angeles and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles host a debate on Measure B "Green Energy and Good Jobs for Los Angeles Program," Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy.

Panelists are Bill Corcoran, Senior Regional Representative, Sierra Club; Jack Humphreville, Representative, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council; Ron Kaye, Blogger, Saving Los Angeles Project (SLAP); Bruce Khouri, Founder, Solar Integrated; H. David Nahai, CEO and General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; and moderator, KNBC-TV Reporter Conan Nolan.

The City of Los Angeles has a goal to generate at least 20% of its electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and others. Measure B would require the Department of Water and Power to develop a solar plan producing 400 megawatts of electric generation with timelines of implementation by 2014, a financing plan, job training, participant education outreach, and incentives, lease payments and rebates.

David Nahai says DWP's No. 1 ranking by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) "demonstrates our aggressive efforts to increase solar power in Los Angeles as part of our strong commitment to reducing the city's carbon footprint and increasing our supply of clean, green energy."

Ron Kaye, discussing statistics indicating Measure B will increase electrical bills by only $1 per month, said, "The plain truth is nobody knows. There are too many variables and Measure B doesn't define anything beyond giving DWP a monopoly on ownership, installation and maintenance of rooftop solar units."

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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When:  Tuesday, February 24, 2009
       8:00 AM Breakfast Program with Q&A

Where: National Center for the Preservations of Democracy
       111 North Central Avenue
       Los Angeles, CA  90028

Tickets $20, call 213.628.8141 or www.townhall-la.org/programs/register/1280.

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