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Prop 16 Defeated

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California Proposition 16, the New Two-Thirds Requirement for Local Public Electricity Providers Act was defeated by a narrow margin on June 8, 2010.

Had the ballot proposition been approved by voters, it would have required a two-thirds majority vote of the electorate before a public agency could enter the retail electrical power business. More to the point, it would have required that county voters approve by a super-majority any plans to form a municipal utility or Community Choice Aggregation to specify the energy portfolio for the county and contract with power providers to meet those needs. With the defeat of Prop 16, The RESCO projects can continue to move forward in the process of changing how electrical power is provided and consumed a the local level.

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