Last week, the San Diego City Council unanimously passed a bold, new climate action plan. The plan contains a bundle of policies and goals collectively creating a roadmap for the city to achieve State greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, reducing half of its emissions in the next 20 years. One of the plan's most notable goals is to achieve 100% renewable electricity citywide by 2035. San Diego is now the largest city in the U.S. to set such an ambitious goal.
Even if you aren't an energy policy wonk, this plan is exciting. It strikes a balance of actions that many stakeholders can support. In fact, many did. By the time the plan reached the City Council it had a broad coalition of support from business to labor and environmental advocates. A number of SDLA alumni were instrumental in moving this policy forward.
Spotlight on 2013 SDLA Institute alumna, Barb Moreno. Barb is the Communications Director for the San Diego Convention Center, where she leads an award-winning team of specialists.Read more
The San Diego Leadership Alliances wishes all of our friends and supporters a happy holidays!
If you would like to help us finish 2015 strong, please consider making an end-of-year contribution to help support our work.Read more
San Diego CityBeat featured extensive quotes from our co-founder Colin Parent and our board member and alumni Sean Elo in today's story titled "Lefties remain optimistic, for now."
The story focused on the political stumbles for progressives in San Diego, but featured many hopeful comments from the SDLA, who are working to build San Diego's progressive future.
This story is the second time CityBeat has prominently featured the work of the SDLA. Their earlier story titled "The New Left," was a cover piece.Read more
On September 15, the San Diego Leadership Alliance launched a new membership initiative.
Our core program will always be our annual six-month Institute, but it can serve only a limited number of Fellows each year. Our membership program will allow more San Diegans of all ages who are committed to the values of the SDLA to participate in our programs and to be a part of our mission to develop the progressive infrastructure of our region.
Members of the SDLA receive a variety of benefits, which we expect will grow over time:Read more