Structure and Governance
In September, 2019, the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Encinitas, La Mesa and Imperial Beach adopted an ordinance and resolution to form San Diego Community Power, a California joint powers agency. SDCP’s Board is comprised of elected representatives from each member jurisdiction—which may expand as new communities in the surrounding area decide whether to join SDCP in the future. The Board is publicly accountable to SDCP ratepayers and hosts monthly Board meetings, where they establish policy, set rates, determine power options and maintain fiscal oversight. As a public agency, SDCP is designed to be fully transparent with all meetings and information open to the public. Until permanent staff is hired in 2021, SDCP will be managed by interim staff from the City of San Diego along with expert consultants with deep experience in CCA formation and operations.