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Ripon asked to reaffirm SSJID effort to free area from PG&E
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The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is asking the City of Ripon and the neighboring cities for their continued support of its retail electric project.

At Tuesday’s Ripon City Council, elected leaders will discuss the request by SSJID, which sees PG&E’s bankruptcy as an opportunity to promote and advance the project, believing that with community support — Manteca and Escalon included — for the retail electric plan.

“The courts, legislature, CPUC (State of California Public Utility Commission) and Governor (Gavin Newsom) will all weigh in on this situation, and broadcasting support and detail of the SSJID project and conveying the opportunity of the project as a partial solution to the current PG&E situation will be important during this time,” said City Administrator Kevin Werner in his council report.

SSJID will request  the consideration of the Ripon City Council to endorse a joint letter supporting the Retail Electric Project.

This item and more will be handled during the 6 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

The agenda also includes:

A public hearing for the proposed 2019-2020 city budget consisting of $11.9 million in the General Fund, $2.2 million in Streets & Road Fund, $2.4 million in the Water Operating Fund, $2.2 million Redevelopment Obligation, and $3 million in Capital Funds, to name a few.

A public hearing for residents to provide input, if any, on the reallocation of about $47,000 in 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant public works project fund to the Pine Street / McKee Court handicap ramp / sidewalk project and the Senior Center parking lot rehab project from the Senior Center Retrofit Project.

Council members will look to adopt the amendment to the “Sidewalk Repair, Maintenance or Replacement” of the Ripon Municipal Code.

They’ll also  approve the second reading and the adoption of the “Dimension Regulations” of the Ripon Municipal Code pertaining to Recreational Vehicle Covers and the Chapter on “Restrictions on Recreation Vehicle Parking in Residential Areas.”

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