The City of Canyon Lake adopted Resolution 2019-12 on May 1 in support of balanced energy solutions and local choice.
A number of state agencies have recently proposed new legislation and regulations that would eliminate energy choices by mandating that all homes and businesses convert fully to electricity.
These mandates could outlaw the use of all fossil fuels, including natural gas and propane, eliminating local control and customer choice, and likely increase costs for Canyon Lake residents and businesses.
Southern California Gas Company has reached out to the city and asked that the City Council adopt a resolution in support of maintaining customer choice and protecting customers from higher energy costs. In addition, staff reached out to representatives at Southern California Edison.
The city understands the need to mitigate the impacts of climate change and is committed to doing its part to help the state achieve its climate goals but requires the flexibility to do so in a manner that best serves the needs of its residents and businesses.