The general argument that many raise against selling PAU is that our rate structure is currently cheaper than adjoining municipalities. We would be in danger of the same fate _if_ we didn't use a large portion of the sale money to solar-enable local residences.
In fact, money directed from a sale of PAU to solar, with other innovative deployments, could go a long way toward relieving most Palo Altans from high rates, for good.
Why isn't this idea even considered, or debated at the policy level. Maybe it's a bad idea; maybe it's a good idea; maybe it's an OK idea that can be iterated to a great idea.
I want to see some REAL innovation here, instead of just talk and the occasional meeting about innovation. Ms. Mayor, how about it?