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For example, Boulder's municipalization referendum required that, in order to municipalize, the public system had to determine it could incorporate more clean energy than the private utility was doing, while maintaining comparable rates.
This latter event had occurred in 2000 when the city of Davis attempted to municipalize its utility system.
Jan Schori, general manager of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), said flatly that if cities want to municipalize their utilities, they must realize that it's a hard battle, referencing that SMUD was approved by voters in 1922 but was legally challenged by PG&E for 25 years before going into operation.
Representatives from Santa Clara, a charter city, said that in order to municipalize the utilities, cities must first look and understand the current structure, understand how the acquisition fits within the existing market frame, and must be prepared to purchase generators.
The information highway is coming, and some of the first places in the world to have fast and easy access are small towns that have decided to municipalize their communications utilities.(21) The New York Times recently reported that a "creeping socialism" has appeared in America, and that local governments have taken the initiative to bring the long-promised "information highway" to their citizens: In an America where free-enterprise advocates have routed their critics, few people would expect local governments to plunge into competition with the private sector in the fast-evolving information industries.
TOWNS MUNICIPALIZE THEIR UTILITIES AS A RESPONSE TO SHIRKING
The government claimed that because the USBR had run out of Preference Power to allocate, municipalization would be a minor problem in the future.(69) It was implicitly stating that the only reason for a town to municipalize was to gain access to Preference.
On appeal, the company noted that three additional towns had announced plans to municipalize and possibly resource themselves with Preference after the district court decision.
They also attempted to secularize and municipalize the peals, to subordinate them to the nation, and to insert them into a framework of citizenship" and, in effect, "to alter the prevailing pattern" of the culture of the senses and the social hierarchies shaping that culture.
Municipalities also need to retain existing authority to "municipalize" electric service if they find their residents and businesses would benefit therefrom.
The Minister of Works, Municipalizes Affairs and Urban Planning gave a presentation in front of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister, regarding the implementation status of current projects in the governorate.
Ministries likely to be cancelled and/or changed into "Authorities", including Information, Municipalizes and Health Ministries.