It's nice to know that the reasonable, rational people who have expressed an opinion about how to solve the AES problem all seem to agree that it can only be accomplished by working with AES.
In a letter to the California Energy Commission posted on the No Power Plant website, Rep. Janice Hahn wrote, "I urge your organization to work with CPUC, CAISO and AES to retire this facility." Notice she said "work with" and nothing about working against.
A press release quotes Rep. Henry Waxman as saying, "I encourage AES and California's regulatory agencies to take this opportunity to permanently retire this facility and to allow redevelopment of the site."
Did either of those representatives say anything about forcing out of business? Did they mention circumventing the city's political process, the one that determines zoning and re-zoning? Did they even mention using an initiative to make it illegal for AES to conduct business in Redondo Beach?
No, no, and no. And they never will because these seasoned politicians would never endorse tactics that are clearly counterproductive. They know there's a right way and a wrong way to achieve our shared objective of discontinuing electricity production in Redondo Beach.
Unfortunately, the people who so desperately want you to support their ballot initiative hope you won't notice that opposition to the power plant does not equate to an endorsement of their initiative. Nor is it an endorsement of the other tactics the No Power Plant people use to get their park.