ICYMI: Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading”
To: Interested Members of the Media
From: Ryan Wiggins, Spokeswoman for Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy
Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Subject: ICYMI: Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading”
Members of the Media,
In case you missed it, the Florida League of Cities recently passed a resolution officially declaring the proposed “energy choice” amendment “deceptive and misleading,” urging citizens around the state not to sign the petition. The resolution was in addition to filing an opposition brief with the Florida Supreme Court.
The resolution specifically cited “vague and misleading language” in the proposal and accused petition backers of failing to inform voters of the true impact of the proposal.
An analysis by the League of Cities concluded the proposal would strip local governments of their ability to determine who provides electric utility service within their jurisdictions, while also abolishing agreements for power generation that could result in the loss of over $700 million in local government annual revenue.
The Florida Supreme Court will hold a hearing about the proposed amendment on Wednesday, August 28.
You can read more about the Florida League of City’s resolution here.