Our Power, Our Choice

SDCP Opens Applications for Community Advisory Committee

Excerpted from the San Diego Community Power application form for its Community Advisory Committee

San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the new Community Choice program made up of the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, and San Diego, is now taking applications for membership in its Community Advisory Committee. Complete applications along with a resume (if available) are to be submitted by 5 pm on February 28th. UPDATE: At the February 27, 2020 SDCP Board of Directors Meeting, the Community Advisory Committee application deadline was extended from February 28th to March 6th at 5 pm. Final Board approval of the selected nominees is still planned for the March 26th meeting.

Applications can be filled out online or be submitted by printing the form and mailing to the following address:

  • San Diego Community Power
  • Attn: Cody Hooven
  • 1200 Third Ave. Suite 1800
  • San Diego, CA 92101

After reviewing all applicants, two applicants from each member city will be nominated by their respective Board Member to San Diego Community Power. Nominees will then be presented to the full Board at the March 26th meeting for final approval. SDCP will work to ensure that the nominees represent the diverse populations of its member cities, accounting for different economic, racial, and social backgrounds.

The role of CAC members includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. To provide a venue for ongoing citizen support and engagement in the strategic direction, goals, and programs of SDCP;
  2. Elect CAC officers and define priorities and duties within its Scope to ensure the Committee can operate independently and collaboratively, with limited support from SDCP staff;
  3. Adopt an annual work plan that aligns with the CAC Scope provided by the Board;
  4. Work on defined objectives as approved by the Board, to produce materials or advice that will assist the Board in decision-making;
  5. Help the Board to identify issues of concern and opportunities to educate community members about SDCP;
  6. Draft reports to the SDCP Board of Directors with findings and recommendations as may be needed;
  7. Represent the views of Committee’s constituencies in comments and recommendations;
  8. Incorporate language around inclusion and diversity in discussions as they relate to SDCP operations;
  9. Plan for and engage in community events and special projects as appropriate; and
  10. Serve as an information-channel back to their communities.

Applicant Criteria:

  1. Applicants must be residents or business owners within one of the five member cities, or representatives of a community-based organization serving one or more of the five members cities of SDCP: Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, and San Diego.
  2. Applicants must be committed to serving on the CAC and regularly attending CAC meetings and occasional SDCP Board meetings. CAC meetings, times, and location will be determined once the members are approved by the SDCP Board of Directors. Members will serve staggered 3-year terms and there is a limit of 2 terms. To ensure continuity and prevent all terms expiring at the same time, one member from each member city appointed in the inaugural formation will have their first term limited to 2 years, with the option to seek a second 3-year term.