Recently the League of California Cities Task Force on AB 32 and SB 375 recommended the state suspend or delay SB 375 implementation until proper funding is available. I argue that SB 375 implementation can and should proceed, even amidst funding uncertainty.
It is true that ideal SB 375 implementation will require additional investments in models and data, and variety of funds are available from multiple sources, including Prop 84 (though held up by state’s inability to sell bonds at a decent price). Part of the League’s concern appears to be the belief that SB 375 requires a new planning process for greenhouse gas emissions. This is simply not the case.