Welcome to the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club

ratha Contra Costa County’s Community Choice Clean Energy Plan
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Speaker: Ratha Lai – Sierra Club
6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner ($26)
7:15 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
Please RSVP btilford@pacbell.net


The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Ratha Lai from Sierra Club to explain Contra Costa County’s plan to develop its own Community Choice Aggregation. What does that mean? How would it work? What has been agreed to so far?

Ratha will also give us an update on both the activities of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and railway transportation of tar sands.

Ratha Lai is a Conservation Program Coordinator at Sierra Club, Berkeley. He advocates for proposed legislation involving conservation programs, by informing and communicating with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non profit organizations. Prior to the Sierra Club, Ratha was a Field Manager at the Greenlining Institute. He received his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 2012.

Cynthia MahoneyCitizens Climate Lobby
We also welcome Cynthia Mahoney, a practicing physician ( Eden, Valley Care & San Ramon hospitals) who has been a member of Citizens Climate Lobby since 2014. Cynthia will talk about pricing carbon pollution and why the Carbon Fee and Dividend method of pricing carbon pollution is the most effective, efficient, just, and transparent. She will give a summary of McNerney’s Consumer Rebate legislation which puts a price on carbon extracted from coal, oil and natural gas and returns that revenue back to the consumer.

Please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Members & Invited Guests: $26
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs)
‘Presentation only” is available if we meet our required 25 person minimum: Free ($5 requested donation)

Please email Brodie Hilp that you are coming by Monday, February 22 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.

RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp, to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506

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