As we speak, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), California Senator John Laird (SD-17) and Assemblymember Daybreak Addis (AD-30) released the agenda for the public information session they are hosting next week with the County of San Luis Obispo on the event, implementation, and impacts of offshore wind improvement off the Central Coast.
The data session, which is able to start at 4 p.m. on November 1st, 2023, can be held on the San Luis Obispo County Authorities Middle at 1055 Monterey Road in San Luis Obispo.
The total agenda might be discovered here.
No prior registration is required for members of the general public attending in particular person. Those that are unable to attend in particular person will be capable to view the periods just about through Zoom. The registration hyperlink for the distant viewing possibility might be discovered here.
The general public info session will characteristic a number of panels of native officers and business specialists who will present up-to-date info on the event of offshore wind within the area.
The session was introduced by SLO County lawmakers last month.
“I’m happy with the work that I’ve achieved in Washington to convey offshore wind nearer to actuality off our Central Coast, however this isn’t the form of mission that may solely be mentioned behind closed doorways or within the halls of presidency. We’d like households to know not simply the clear energy that this improvement will usher in our struggle towards the local weather disaster, but additionally the facility that it’s going to have by way of creating jobs, boosting our native communities, and making our area an financial powerhouse. I hope all who’re can be part of us!” stated Rep. Carbajal.
“Offshore wind is coming to the Central Coast, and it is a actually huge deal. It is a profound step in direction of a inexperienced power future for the state and can function a mannequin for the globe. Understandably, nonetheless, the residents of San Luis Obispo County have lots of questions, together with whether or not the generators actually will spin by 2030 and what sort of advantages — and impacts — this new know-how could convey. The aim of this info session is to start to get these questions answered, and I encourage the neighborhood to affix us on November 1st,” stated Sen. Laird.
“As California continues to make historic funding in local weather options, there’s large potential for offshore wind power to play a vital position. That stated, constructing offshore wind power off the Central Coast will affect our communities and there’s a lot to study.” Addis stated. “As offshore wind power improvement strikes ahead, it’s essential that we come collectively to raised perceive the challenges forward, the potential environmental and financial advantages to California and the Central Coast, and to listen to native voices,” stated Assemblymember Addis.
Confirmed attendees of the general public info session embrace representatives from the California Vitality Fee, the California Coastal Fee, Cal Poly, SLO County Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Daybreak Ortiz-Legg, and Morro Bay Mayor Carla Wixom.
“Offshore wind has such nice potential to speed up our shift to renewable power and the problems round it are essential for the general public to know. I respect Rep. Carbajal, Sen. Laird and Asm. Addis internet hosting what will definitely be a captivating and informative occasion,” stated Supervisor Gibson.
“This can be an essential alternative for our neighborhood to study and interact with this sturdy panel of businesses and corporations engaged on Offshore wind. There are a number of steps required to generate clear, dependable power in a accountable method and it’s essential for our neighborhood to learn and supply suggestions so SLO County to proceed our custom as an power producing powerhouse,” stated Supervisor Ortiz-Legg.