A debate on Proposition 16, a ballot initiative by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to create a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds voter approval before local governments could provide electricity service to new customers or establish a community choice electricity program using public funds or bonds, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the County Adminstration Building.
The debate is sponsored by the Merced Associated Democrats. It will be in the supervisors chambers on the third floor at 2222 M. St.
The discussion is to help voters better understand Proposition 16, which will be on the June ballot, Smart Meters, and upcoming PG&E rate increases.
Panelists will include the president of Merced Irrigation District, and representatives from The Utility Reform Network, PG&E, UC Merced, League of Women Voters, state Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's office and the Board of Realtors.
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For more information, call Norm Vaughn-Hulbert at (209) 722-4782 or Bill Sanford at (209) 357-0701.