Proposition 39 California Citizens Oversight Board Publishes 4th Annual Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature
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’s Citizens Oversight Board (COB), is pleased to announce that the COB delivered its 2019 Annual Report to the Legislature on March 29, 2019.
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.
“I was first appointed to the Proposition 39 COB by the California Attorney General in 2014 and re-appointed by Attorney General Becerra in 2018. During this time, I have witnessed significant and tangible results from Prop 39 programs and believe this work needs to continue,” stated Randall D. Martinez.
“Students have benefited because the school improvements supported by Prop 39 have created a better classroom learning environment while saving money for school districts,” continued Mr. Martinez. “The California Workforce Development Board has reported to us that Prop 39 investments have created the kind of jobs we want to see in clean energy and energy efficiency across the state with real economic and employment impacts. Namely, $3.5 billion in economic activity in the form of direct jobs (such as electricians installing new systems at schools), indirect jobs (suppliers of energy equipment used in projects), and induced jobs (workers in retail or restaurant industries benefitting from spending by direct workers). I am most thrilled that we can point to 19,812 as the number of ‘jobs created’ since 2014 (these are jobs that did not exist five years ago).”
“With the publication of our annual report, I join NextGen America’s Tom Steyer, an early supporter of Prop 39 (see Statement from NextGen), and strongly encourage the Legislature to continue this work and adopt the recommendations as outlined in our report,” stated Mr. Martinez.
The COB’s recommendations in its 4th Annual Report to the Legislature include the following:
- Provide annual appropriations to the Clean Energy Jobs Fund, to allow for continued energy savings, emission reductions, and jobs at California’s public schools.
- Support the Energy Conservation Act Assistance Education Subaccount (ECAA-Ed) revolving loan program, which is one of the most fiscally responsible energy programs in California, as a target for long-term funding.
- Provide direct support to the Workforce Development Board’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training Pilot Program.
- Funding/capacity for manual on best practices.
The 2019 Annual Report and Appendices, as well as detailed information about the above recommendations to the Legislature, are available at the enclosed link: Prop 39 California’s Citizen Oversight Board 4th Annual Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature.
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, 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
Cordoba Corporation is a statewide full-service engineering, program and construction management firm with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Ramon, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego. Specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in the transportation, education, water and energy sectors, Cordoba is recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 50 Program Management Firm and a Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm in the nation, as well as a Top 100 California Design Firm.