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Power Switch: S.F. Builds Case for Pushing Out PG&E

Kevin Stark, San Francisco Public Press — Jun 18 2019 - 7:30am

As local regulators push for greater or total electricity independence, some daunting realities confront the dream of a San Francisco free of the nation’s largest electrical utility and some of the highest rates in the land.

Fact check: ‘Yes on Prop 16’ ads don’t convey PG&E’s huge fingerprints

Dana Sherne, SF Public Press — Jun 6 2010 - 5:23pm

Tuesday’s statewide election features a controversial industry-backed proposition that would amend the California Constitution to require a two-thirds vote before a community could change its energy provider. The largest tonnage of paper political ads flooding mailboxes in San Francisco sport a variety of images — some ominous, some silly and sarcastic — but the same message: Proposition 16, the “Taxpayers Right to Vote Act,” protects voters from spendthrift politicians. But the ads, paid for mostly by incumbent power provider Pacific Gas & Electric Co., are misleading in a few important ways.

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