Los Angeles Boycott of Arizona May Cause the Lights to Go Out

Decisions have consequences. Period. The city council of LA (backed by the mayor) has stated that it no longer wishes LA to do business with Arizona.

Arizona elected official says–and I paraphrase here– “OK. We can stop doing business with you, too. How about we turn off the power?”

Here’s the skinny:

An Arizona utility commissioner said he’s willing to pull the plug on Los Angeles if the city goes through with a boycott of his state.

In a letter to the city of LA, a member of Arizona’s power commission said he would ask Arizona utility companies to cut off the power supply to Los Angeles. LA gets about 25 percent of its power from Arizona.

“That is one commissioner who has that idea — whether he can do that or not is another idea,” said LA Councilman Dennis Zine. “They are the ones who have to make the move, not us.”

The commissioner’s power grid play is in response to the city’s approval of a resolution directing city staff to consider which contracts with Arizona can be terminated.

I wonder if the city council and mayor of LA really believe that they are an island–able to stand apart from others and make decisions for the good of the island without considering that they are hugely dependent on the mainland for their very basic needs.

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