Monday, February 23, 2009

Leg Rally Day 1

Today was the opening day of APPA's legislative rally. Our annual session where members vote on legislative resolutions (positions on various issues related to public power) and go lobby on the hill. As it is a major association conference, we also have committee meetings including the Membership Committee (which I have to make an appearance at :) as well as a board meeting. Today I attended an interesting presentation on regional transmission. The issues were very interesting that came up. Some of these included when utilities (both municipal and investor-owned) decide on many alternatives for routes-you can potentially create more enemies. Interestingly enough, my policy analysis class said that creating alternatives diffused a lot of controversies and hostilities with interest groups and the general public. Day one also gave me a chance to talk with other members. More on Day 2 tomorrow.

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