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and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is
the local agency formation for the city and county of san francisco. my name is david campos, and i am the chair of the commission. we want to thank sfgtv staffer covering the meeting today. carolyn and jesse. madam clerk, please take roll- call. >> commissioner of a los, absent. supervisor campos, present. supervisor olague, present. chairperson schmeltzer, present. chairperson pimentel, present. we do have a quorum. supervisor campos: thank you very much. please call item number two. >> item two, approval of the lafco minutes from the june 15, 2012 special meeting. supervisor campos: colleagues, we have before us the minutes of
the june 15, 2012 meeting. i like to open it up to any member of the public who would like to speak on this item. seeing none, public comment is closed. if we could please take a motion. motion by commissioner schmeltzer. second by commissioner olague de. we can take that without objection. madam clerk, please call item three. >> item 3, community choice aggregation activities report. status update on cleanpowersf program. and a status update on proceedings at the california public utilities commission. supervisor campos: i will turn it over to michael campbell of the san francisco public utilities commission, as well as jason fried from lafco. >> hello. michael candidate, director of cleanpowersf at the sfpuc. i have a short update.
hopefully a sweet update. in terms of where we stand, as you know, we have been waiting for the board of supervisors to act. during that interim time, the good outcome of that time has allowed us to go back and renegotiate with shell and get better terms regarding the collateral amount. notably, we have been able to discuss with shell and get them to agree to reduce the amount of collateral that would be going into escrow from $15 million down to $7 million, a reduction of $8 million. that is 3 positive. it increases to $4.5 million. that frees up $6 million from the initial 19.5 appropriation. the appropriation ordinance that will go before the commission,
before the board of supervisors , it keeps the $19.5 million appropriation, but we are using that additional $6 million that has been freed up to allow us to start out of the gate at $2 million for energy efficiency for participating customers for a solar incentives and have $2 million available for getting studies under way to have the bailout -- ability to do local builder out sooner. the $6 million is all contingent upon the program getting under way. it is before the board of supervisors. minders getting is that the
items are up for consideration -- my understanding is that the items are up for consideration on the 12th. they could be a proving that legislation by the end of september. there is also regulatory update. do not have much to their that is very exciting -- i do not have much there that is very exciting. supervisor campos: i knelow commissioner shmeltzer had a question. commissioner shmeltzer: it was put together to review documents that were to be produced for the program by of local power. the last three or four meetings have been canceled. my understanding is there has
been no work product submitted in several months. could you clarify that? >> the next set of deliverable that are due from local power on their time line is a financial model that would demonstrate the cost effectiveness of the various types of programs and proposals they think could help the program achieved local bailout and better economics. we have not seen any deliverable in three months. that is the reason the meetings have been cancelled. the various groups have been clear that without something to discuss, they did not want to just meet. commissioner shmeltzer: there are quite a few people from a pretty diverse bunch of organizations, nonprofits and other government entities, and i
know your office did a lot of work to schedule and coordinate people amongst all of those people. the last meeting was in may. i think the consensus on the work product was that it was not -- the usability of it could be improved. we have not seen any further response to the input we are asked to give. there were supposed to then work product submitted before each of those meetings. we have a time estimates? -- do we have a time estimate? >> i have been assured that the local power is working very hard on the is work products. -- on these work products.
all of the deliverable slow at of this financial model. but unfortunately, the representatives have not been able to provide me with estimates of when they would even be delivered. commissioner shmeltzer: is this holding up other parts of the community? their failure to submit these products? >> it is holding up whatever parts of the program that local power might gets rolled then. we can still launch the program without it. we can still have the legislation gets considered in september without it. we have designed the program in a way that -- as we do various methods of build out, we can later those then as those become available. commissioner shmeltzer: how much was the total contract? >> $380,000, i believe.
commissioner shmeltzer: have they been submitting invoices? >> i have not seen an invoice for awhile. i would have to double check the precise numbers. i think about $180,000 has been spent. commissioner shmeltzer: $180,000 has been spent and we have not seen it work product in three months. >> that is correct. commissioner shmeltzer: must be nice. supervisor campos: i appreciate the questions. i think we want to make sure that we get as good a work product as a possibly can. i also do want to acknowledge, though, that my understanding that the puc has been working closely with the consultants and they are monitoring the work. i am confident they will ensure they meet the obligations that
are required of them under the contract. absolutely, it is important for us to monitor this. and that we request that the work product be surprised -- provided as soon as possible, so i appreciate the questions. >> mr. campbell touched on most of the items i was going to bring not. beyond the budget hearing, there'll also be an informational hearing in front of the government audit oversight. that should also be occurring in september. it is tentatively set on september 17 -- september 13. supervisor campos: why don't we open it up to public comment? in a member of the public who would like to speak, please come forward.
>> good afternoon. san francisco green party. to kind of dovetail on what you said, mr. chair, i would first say that it's every once in a while i am in contact with local power. the logjam is not having the financial model ready. it is a concern that things are slow down. we are really glad that general manager harrington decided to stay on until september so we can make sure and wrap this up because it will give us all more time to get everything nailed down. i would also say i think maybe
staff might have misunderstood that even though there has been a delay in deliverables, the advocates would still like regular meeting so that we can get some information from local power at least by phone. so that we can communicate in general about the whole program. we would ask that we go ahead and schedule meetings even if the deliverable is not there so we can hash things out and get the advocates point of view across. commissioner shmeltzer: are you authorized to speak for local power? >> from my contract with local power, i have a different view. i agree that it is a concern that we have had a three-month delay. the thing i really want to get
to is the general manager harrington and the puc commissioners have been really strong on cleanpowersf. we finally got a strong local bailout component integrated into this program -- billed out component integrated into this program. we have been hearing rumors that the commissioner might be replaced on the public utilities commission. he is to be a director in the department of the environment, it is extremely strong on environmental issues and clean energy. with this program for building hundreds of megawatts at stake
and with what we have been seeing in colorado and the rest -- and record heat waves, a lot depends on getting this right in san francisco. i would ask the commissioners of this commission, the staff, and anyone watching this hearing on tv, please contact the mayor's office and asked that we retain this very important environmental commissioner for the public utilities commission said that we can get a clean power sf off the ground properly. supervisor campos: public comment is closed. i do not know if we need to take any action at this point. it is an informational item. >> item number four, >> item number four, presentation of a final report