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Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 | I want to thank reporter Rob Davis and voiceofsandiego.org for printing an in-depth and insightful story on the Sunrise Powerlink debate (“Partly Cloud Powerlink,” Aug. 27). However, I would have liked to have seen representative opinions from those in the community (not just SDG&E) who support this critical transmission line project.
As a spokesman for the Community Alliance for the Sunrise Powerlink, I can tell you that the line enjoys widespread community support in San Diego. More than 60 elected officials — including Mayor Jerry Sanders — and 2,000 individuals, businesses and organizations have voiced their support.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and BIOCOM have partnered with SDG&E to create the Alliance because it is the best solution for providing sufficient reliable and renewable energy for the region.
But even if you don’t agree with us, it is hard to argue with the California Energy Commission and the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid. Both have endorsed the Sunrise Powerlink. That should say it all.
Todd Voorhees vice president of public policy and communications at the Downtown San Diego Partnership.