Over the past few months, there have been a couple of significant issues that have concerned or frustrated our residents and merchants and thus have received attention from the City Council and staff. Because of this, I wanted to apprise you of what the city has been doing to help bring about resolutions that we hope will address our community’s needs.
Southern California Edison Power Outages: Residents have been frustrated by the frequent recurrence of power outages, both prior to, and subsequent to, the windstorm of Nov. 30, 2011. The city has held, and continues to hold, candid discussions with the executive management of Southern California Edison, as well as its parent company, Edison International, regarding the unacceptable number of power outages that have plagued our community. Discussions have centered on SCE's poor disaster response and lack of communication with our residents and city officials, along with its failing infrastructure and the improvements needed to stop these recurring outages.