There are organizations and individuals in the Monterey Bay region who have identified potential pitfalls in governance and policies for Monterey Bay Community Power. These views have been overwhelmed by well-funded, professionally-directed, and intensely-passionate advocates of community choice aggregation.
Surveys conducted of residents in Monterey County indicate that most ratepayers do not want to pay more for their electricity. This sentiment is rarely acknowledged in public discussions of Monterey Bay Community Power. Ordinary ratepayers do not have a professional public relations campaign to promote their fixed incomes and tight budgets to the news media.
A list of positive and negative aspects of community choice aggregation was published by the California Policy Center on February 17, 2017. See Community Choice Aggregation Electric Power Agencies in California: Pros and Cons.