San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Supervisor Ron Roberts sent a joint letter to the California Public Utilities Commission last Friday reminding the state agency that they supported the Sunrise Powerlink, a 150-mile-long power line proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric. They urged the commission to resolve the delays that arose after it was revealed that SDG&E had not disclosed relevant information in the regulatory process.

Roberts, the ceremonial board chairman, and Sanders wrote:

We are strongly in favor of this critical project and hope the issues leading to these delays can be resolved quickly in order to keep the approval process on schedule.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents parts of the backcountry through which the $1.3 billion line would cross, fired off her own letter today to the commission.

Jacob wrote:

It is my belief that the Chairman’s signature on the letter may give the erroneous impression to the California Public Utilities Commission that the San Diego County Board of the Supervisors (sic) supports the Sunrise Powerlink. In fact, the Board has taken no position in support of this project.


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