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RESOLUTION NO. 8183 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH IN SUPPORT OF EXPANSION.OF <br />SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT (SOUTHERN <br />CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY) <br />0 WHEREAS, in order to provide an adequate supply of <br />electrical energy to its consumers, the Edison Company since <br />1970 has sought approval to expand the San Onofre Nuclear <br />Generating Plant, and has received permits from local, state <br />and federal agencies, including the Atomic Energy Commission, <br />but permission to expand has been denied by the State Coastal <br />Zone Conservation Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, expansion of the San Onofre Nuclear <br />Generating Plant would involve only approximately one -half mile <br />of coastline, but responds to the urgent demand for increased <br />electrical power, and at the same time conserves millions of <br />barrels of oil per year and millions of cubic feet of natural <br />gas; and <br />WHEREAS, the adverse environmental impact of the San <br />Onofre expansion project would be minimal, while a shortage of <br />electrical energy would have a very serious effect on the public <br />health, safety and welfare; and <br />WHEREAS, the current power shortage is likely to <br />become more acute within the next few months, and even more <br />critical in the future; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council <br />of the City of Newport Beach hereby commends the California <br />Coastal Zone Conservation Commission for reconsidering the <br />application to expand, and urgently requests that it rescind <br />its previous decision and grant immediate approval for the <br />further development of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating <br />• Station. <br />ADOPTED this 14th day of January, 1974. <br />ATTEST- <br />Mayor <br />ty Clerk QUIFIED AS THELAL <br />CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF NErORT BEACH <br />mh <br />JAN 14 9974 1/15/74 <br />DAM_ - __._____... -------- - - - - -- <br />