City of Pacifica To Approve Energy Service Contract

Public meeting on Sept. 24 addresses the funding of energy related improvements at city facilities.

The City of Pacifica is looking to fund energy related improvements at city facilities with an energy service contract with Aircon Energy, Inc., which provides energy conservation measures and HVAC  (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) solutions to customers throughout Sacramento and Northern California.

The City Council is holding a public meeting next Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, for taking public comments, adopting findings, and approving a lease agreement and loan documents with the Munnicipal Finance Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million to fund the implementation of proposed energy conservation improvements with Aircon Energy.

According to the City of Pacifica councilmembers, the cost to the City to implement the energy related improvements will be less than the anticipcated marginal cost to the City of thermal, eletrical or other energy that would have been consumed by the City of Pacifica in absence of purchasing the energy improvements.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica.

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Diet T September 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I went to the Aircon Energy web site and read their list of references. They are all from hot climate locations, mostly Sacramento. I hope our council hasn't been mislead on the savings we would have by these improvements. $2.5 million is a lot of money for our city right now. What is the time frame for this cost savings to equal $2.5 million PLUS INTEREST on this loan? I'm sure Aircon's sales group paints a very rosy picture. If the heating at the Community Center is any indicator of our current lack of efficiency, I think just turning down the thermostats a little or installing more sophisticated temperature sensors might be a cheaper solution. I've attended some events where it's been like a sauna and no way to turn off the heat pouring into the room.
cityhallwatch September 17, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Seriously doesn't this sound just like the city courting the builders of the waste water treatment plant, the courting of Whole Energy to build the bio-diesel plant, the cost over runs and the bankruptcy of the builder of the police station? Sounds like another dog and pony show by City Hall. 7pm on a Friday. Why not schedule the meeting at 3 am if you don't want people to show up. Just waiting to see how bad the city screws this one up!!
David September 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Another money grab as the technology is changing so fast now that the changes they implement will be obsolete and were out the 2.5 mil. These people aren't doing any good for the city. Look at Keshefoundation.org. A short vid below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrN99RELqwo&feature=player_embedded
David September 17, 2012 at 03:53 PM
California hides Billions from taxpayers: http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/california-government-hides-billions-from-taxpayers/
Pacificat September 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM
"7pm on a Friday. Why not schedule the meeting at 3 am if you don't want people to show up." This is the regularly scheduled council meeting at 7 p.m. on MONDAY, Sept. 24.
Pacifica Index September 17, 2012 at 06:25 PM
As per Pacificat, readers should note that the September 24 event is not just a discussion of the Aircon Energy retrofit program. It is a City Council Meeting and the Aircon matter is but one item on the evening's agenda. The matter had been initially before Council during the August 13, 2012 meeting (Agenda Item No. 9)
cityhallwatch September 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I misread the date. Thought it was Friday the 21st.
Diet T September 22, 2012 at 04:29 AM
I'm surprised the Pacifica City Council's upcoming decision to borrow 2.5 million dollars for promised energy savings hasn't created much of a stir here on The Patch or on Fix Pacifica. Not very much discussion. I wish I had more trust in our elected officials making correct decisions on these money spending issues.


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