Cordoba Corporation’s Randall Martinez Commends the Prop 39 California Citizens Oversight Board’s 6th Annual Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature

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Cordoba Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Randall D. Martinez, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Proposition 39 (California Clean Energy Jobs Act) California Citizens Oversight Board (COB), is proud to announce the COB delivered its 6th Annual Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature. The COB’s report is available at: California’s Citizens Oversight Board 6th Annual Report

Mr. Martinez was first appointed to the Citizens Oversight Board by former Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2014 and re-appointed by former Attorney General Xavier Becerra in 2018.  California voters passed Proposition 39 in November 2012 to create jobs, save energy, reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide job training and workforce development in related fields. By focusing on public schools, community colleges, and other school facilities, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act has created energy and cost savings and has improved the classroom-learning environment for students and educators across California—all while advancing California’s broader climate and energy goals.

In 2017, Senate Bill 110 (Chapter 55, Statutes of 2017) modified the Clean Energy Jobs Act to include three new programs, the School Bus Replacement Program, the Energy Conservation Assistance Act – Education Subaccount Competitive Loan Program (ECAA-Ed), and the Proposition 39 K-12 Competitive Grant Program.

The COB’s recommendations in its 6th Annual Report to the Legislature include the following:

  • Provide direct appropriations to the Energy Commission for the development of a Proposition 39 K-12 Competitive Loan Program as called for by SB 110, to support continued energy savings, emission reductions, and job creation at California’s public schools with a one-time appropriation of $125 million.
  • Provide direct appropriations to the Energy Commission to support the ECAA-Ed Competitive Loan Program with a one-time appropriation of $60 million.
  • Provide direct appropriations to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to support continued energy savings, emission reductions, and job creation at California’s Community Colleges with a one-time appropriation of $50 million.
  • Provide direct appropriations to the Energy Commission to support the School Bus Replacement Program with a one-time appropriation of $75 million to continue the effort of replacing diesel buses throughout California.

 

Finally, while the COVID-19 pandemic, school closures, and the economic recession were extraordinarily disruptive events in 2020 and into 2021, the COB noted the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) Program created by Assembly Bill 841 (Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020). The COB strongly agrees that improving ventilation and energy efficiency in California schools, while also replacing inefficient and wasteful water fixtures, will help prepare for the safe reopening of schools and protect the health of our children and teachers alike, while also advancing high-quality jobs in underserved communities. Although the COB has no direct role or oversight of the SEES Program, the COB is confident of its future success and the benefits it will provide to all Californians.

Citizens Oversight Board logo“I continue to be impressed with the outcomes from the various Proposition 39 funded programs and the success they have demonstrated across multiple categories and with geographical diversity. Since its inception, over $3.3 billion in economic activity and nearly 20,000 direct jobs have been created all while providing significant energy savings and improvements in classroom environments,” stated Randall D. Martinez. “I am honored to serve another year as Vice Chair of the Citizens Oversight Board and am highly supportive of the continued progress the Proposition 39 programs are making towards meeting California’s energy and climate goals.”

The 2021 Annual Report and Appendices, as well as detailed information about the above recommendations to the Legislature, are available at the enclosed link: California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) – Citizens Oversight Board – Documents and Reports. Additional information about the Prop 39 COB can be found at:  The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) – Citizens Oversight Board

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About Randall D. Martinez

Mr. Martinez earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Southern California and is licensed in California as a general engineering contractor. As COO of Cordoba Corporation, he is responsible for overall service delivery and resource allocation and has company-wide responsibility to develop strategic marketing plans, maintain client relations and provide corporate communications throughout California.

About Cordoba Corporation

Founded in 1983, Cordoba Corporation is a California engineering, construction management, and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in the education and facilities, transportation, energy, and water sectors. Our headquarters are in Los Angeles with offices throughout the state, including Sacramento, San Francisco, San Ramon, Chatsworth, Ontario, Santa Ana and San Diego.  We have successfully completed hundreds of significant infrastructure projects throughout our nearly 40-year history, and we are proud that Cordoba is recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the leading firms of our kind in the nation. We uniquely combine the technical expertise of our engineers, project managers, and construction managers with an in-depth understanding of public policy and infrastructure development, while focused on Making a Difference in the communities in which we live and work.

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Cordoba Corporation Communications
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Phone: (213) 895-0224 ext. 3118