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San Diego: Supervisors to revisit action plan on PACE

After a shorthanded Board of Supervisors split a vote last month on a proposal to draft an action plan on opportunities in Property Assessed Clean Energy, the item has again been scheduled for review by the board.

The issue of possibly expanding the county’s involvement in property assessed clean energy, a funding mechanism for energy and efficiency upgrades on certain properties, was last heard by the board on May 14.

After the supervisors heard a presentation that day from county staff on an evaluation of other counties’ and cities’ PACE programs, Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s motion calling for an action plan on PACE expansion failed to get a majority vote. PACE programs fund property upgrades using property tax assessments to pay down project costs.

Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts sided together in voting against an expansion plan, which was warned against by some public speakers while lauded by others. Board Chairman Greg Cox was not present for the vote. Supervisor Dave Roberts backed Jacob’s motion. Read full story.