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Supes to weigh ordinance banning gas in new developments

Original post made on Jan 17, 2022

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider creating an ordinance requiring electricity become the sole power source for all new residential and hotels, offices, and retail buildings in the county.

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Posted by ddmom
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:19 am

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This is a ridiculous idea. We already have an electricity shortage and I've had my electricity shut off many times. How will all this new construction function with no electricity? Not to mention, how will the owners of the new homes afford the PG&E bills with an all electric home? I continue to read how we need to build more and more homes, but nothing about the water and electricity shortages and how we are going to provide these 2 vital elements to all this new construction.

Posted by Maskedman
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 17, 2022 at 9:53 am

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Get ready for more brown outs.

Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Jan 21, 2022 at 11:25 am

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If we had any sense, we would vote ALL the current County Supervisors out of office! Most of them have been in office for decades, and they seemingly don't ever take a look around at what is happening in our county, and for that matter the State. They operate without any thought to the realities of daily life here today. It's "global warming" uber alles with them. Insofar as electricity is concerned, we have shuttered all but one or two nuclear plants, we haven't done anything positive with respect to expanding our hydropower capabilities (and in point of fact we have "save the fish nuts" who want to actually take down some of our dams). We want to get rid of gasoline engine-powered transportation, and replace it with electric vehicles when 1. we do not have the power grid infrastructure to support them, and 2. we completely ignore the looming costs associated with the disposal of the batteries they utilize
(ditto for all these "green" solar panels on our roofs). Our elected officials are among the least-educated of our citizens, and yet we blindly return them to office for decades. As they say, "you get the government you vote for," and all I can see is that is sadly the case here. It's already here in California: Not Enough Water, No Natural Gas, Not Enough Electricity!

Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 26, 2022 at 8:13 am

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Bravo Paul Clark! You said it all so perfectly and with factual back up. Niyyyyyce!

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