Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public power provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is seeking community input for how to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our customer programs to better serve all SCP customers – including those in historically underserved and marginalized communities.
Due to a long history of systemic oppression, Environmental and Social Justice (ESJ) Communities, as defined by the California Public Utilities Commission as predominantly disadvantaged, low-income, and communities of color, have been underrepresented in the policy setting and decision-making process. ESJ Communities are also being left out of California’s transition toward a clean energy future, and yet, are the most susceptible to the devastating effects of climate change.
SCP aims to provide services and customer programs that serve all of our customers and ensure that equity is part of those programs. To accomplish this work, SCP is developing a Programs Equity Framework that is intended to define the ways in which we will ensure the inclusion of ESJ communities in our customer programs and is seeking feedback.
In this workshop, Staff will walk through the draft Programs Equity Framework and invite public input on the methods for including ESJ communities in the planning, decision-making, and implementation of innovative programs that will help turn the tide on the climate crisis.
SCP invites the community-based organizations and public members to attend our virtual workshops on the following days to learn more about the Programs Equity Framework and provide input on the draft document.
•March 9, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in English
•18 de marzo del 2021 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM en español
•March 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in English