The Berkeley Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO) had its second reading before the City Council Tuesday, Jan, 27, 2015. We, the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville, had raised our concerns about the possible impact of high costs of the proposed energy audits on homeowners in a letter to the City Council in November.
Regina Beatus, Chair of our Climate Action Team, drafted the League’s original letter, and spoke in support of this change at the January 27 Council meeting. Regina reported, “Last night I attended the City Council meeting and spoke on behalf of the League! The turn-out was good for speakers on this issue. After our and others’ comments, the Council decided to wait on single family homes and consider them in three years, 2018, after some assessment of the program with larger buildings. I actually really enjoyed the entire meeting! A woman I sat next to was very appreciative that the League weighed in on this Ordinance.”
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