Stewards of the Arroyo Seco

December 12, 2023

Report from Pasadena 100

Pasadena 100 is the campaign of local individuals and organizations who are working together to promote effective actions to combat climate change. This message is the report on the December 11th City Council meeting that considered Pasadena's energy plan.

Tonight, with approximately 100 people in attendance, 30 spoken public comments, 50 written public comments, and representatives from PCC, PUSD, and the EAC, the City of Pasadena unequivocally stood in solidarity for 100% carbon free electricity by 2030.

Thank you, everyone, who took the time to come out tonight, who wrote in, who spoke up, and who endured nearly 5 hours of meeting to ensure their voice was heard.

The comments made tonight were incredibly powerful, and our presence in the room, the commitment we brought, was palpable. Pasadena Water and Power put up a fight, and we had our first two public comments in opposition - but we did not back down.

Neither did our council member allies.

As a result of the incredible strength of our movement, the City Council approved a motion to submit the 2023 IRP with minor edits, and continue in 2024 with a planning process that will take the building block scenarios developed in the 2023 IRP and create a realistic and optimized plan by June 2024 to achieve 100% carbon free electricity by 2030.

This is huge.

The City Council reaffirmed their goal and sent a clear message to PWP that the goal is here to stay.

So are we.

Together, we will ensure Pasadena sources 100% of its electricity from carbon free sources by 2030.

In solidarity,

Sam Berndt

On behalf of PASADENA 100