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File #: ID18-0011    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/11/2018 Final action: 1/11/2018
Title: Approve Revised Five Year Underground Utility District Plan (Located City Wide)
Sponsors: Public Works Department
Attachments: 1. DRAFT No 2 Five Year Plan-Nov 2017 v2.pdf, 2. 17-1692 Existing 5 year Plan June 25 2015 Exhibit B.pdf, 3. 17-1692 Vicinity Map Exhibit C.pdf
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


January 11, 2018


FROM: SCOTT L. MOZIER, PE, Director
Public Works Department

BY: RANDALL W. MORRISON, PE, Assistant Director
Public Works Department, Engineering Division

SCOTT TYLER, PE, Public Works Manager
Public Works Department, Project Management Section

JIM POLSGROVE, Supervising Engineering Technician
Public Works Department, Project Management Section

SUBJECT
Title
Approve Revised Five Year Underground Utility District Plan (Located City Wide)

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends Council approve the revised Five Year Underground Utility District Plan (Exhibit "A").

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) Rule 20A requires that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) allocate funds for the underground placement of existing overhead electrical facilities. Cities and Counties determine the specific locations of utility undergrounding projects through formation of Underground Utility Districts (Districts) and adoption of Five Year District Plans. Exhibit "A" is the recommended Five Year Underground Utility District Plan that facilitates the orderly and planned use of the future allocation of these PG&E funds.

The proposed revisions will update the current Five-Year Plan (Exhibit "B") that was last adopted by Council on June 25, 2015. The proposed revisions omit three Districts which have been completed and closed out, revise the scheduling for four Districts which have been formed by Council, revise the scheduling for two Districts which have not yet been formed by Council, and will add two Districts to the plan.

BACKGROUND

Commission Rule 20A requires that PG&E allocate funds for the underground placement of existing overhead electrical facilities. These funds accrue to PG&E from all rate payers as part of their monthly bill and are strictly reserved for the conversion of overhead facilities in approved Districts. Specific Districts are formed by City Council ac...

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