Lake County News, California – Supervisors to review letter opposing increase in PG&E rates

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif .– The board of supervisors will discuss a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission this week opposing a rate hike from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. that would impact most residents of Lake County .

The board of directors will meet from 9 a.m. ‌Tuesday, November 23, in the Council Chamber on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.

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In an article scheduled for 9:06 am, which was postponed from last week, council will discuss the letter in opposition to PG&E’s request for the “recovery of recorded expenditures related to forest fire mitigation, catastrophic events and other recorded costs ”.

“We understand that approval of this application is expected to result in a 4.9% rate increase for most residential customers. In Lake County, this would mean increased energy costs for vulnerable residents in communities that have experienced poor energy reliability in recent years, ”the draft letter said.

He continues: “Customers who rely on PG&E’s Middletown substation, for example, experienced 205 outages in the period January 1 through September 13, 2021 alone, which averaged 8.2 hours. . Our residents served by the Konocti substation experienced 155 outages during the same period, with these outages lasting an average of 11.9 hours. 83% of all outages experienced by Lake County residents in the 8 months studied were due to planned work, PG&E equipment, or PSPS events, and this investigation period notably omits the fall season 2020 which included several PSPS events. “

The letter also notes that PG&E demand is outside the “normal cycle of PG&E planned rate increases” and will increase costs to subscribers “without adding considerable certainty that electricity will be available is inadequate.”

Board chairman Bruno Sabatier also plans to send his own letter to the CPUC, which points out that the proposed increase is particularly unfair to residents of Lake County, who do not have access to natural gas but must depend on it. electricity and propane.

The full agenda follows.

CONSENT AGENDA

5.1: Approve revisions to the procedure for entering items on the Supervisory Board’s agenda.

5.2: Approve the agreement between Lake County and Hope Rising for the Smart Start – Bright Future initiative for $ 75,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022 and $ 75,000.00 for fiscal year 2022-2023 for an amount total of $ 150,000.00 and authorize the president to sign.

5.3: Approve Amendment # 1 to the Agreement Between Lake County and Hilltop Recovery Services for the Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Use Disorders and Medication-Free Outpatient Service for the fiscal year 2020-2021 d ‘an amount of $ 182,082.76.

5.4: Approve Amendment # 2 to the Agreement between Lake County and Lake County Behavioral Health Services as the Lake County Continuum of Care Agency and Global Social Solutions Inc. servicing and coordinating activities involved in the Lake County Continuum of Care Homeless Management Integration System Software for fiscal years 2020-24 and authorizing the Chairman of the Board to sign the amendment.

5.5: Pass a resolution authorizing the Director of Behavioral Health to execute and sign any subsequent amendment or modification to the original standard agreement between Lake County and the Department of Housing and Community Development for grant funds from the California Emergency Solutions and Housing program.

5.6: Approve the minutes of the Supervisory Board meetings of October 26, November 4 and November 5.

5.7: Pass resolution authorizing the 2022-2023 Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center Grant Project Grant and authorize the President to sign certification and assurance of compliance.

5.8: Approve the budget transfer to BU 1451, Registrar of Electors, to add a fixed asset to account 62-71 for the purchase of workstations.

5.9: Approve the continuation of a local health emergency related to the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) as proclaimed by the Lake County public health official.

5.10: Approve the continuation of a local health emergency and an ordinance prohibiting the endangerment of the community through the hazardous removal, transportation and disposal of fire debris for the LNU complex forest fire.

5.11: Approve the continuation of a local health emergency by the Lake County health officer for the Cache fire.

5.12: Approve the continuation of a local emergency due to the Pawnee fire.

5.13: Approve the continuation of a local emergency in Lake County in response to the LNU Lightning Complex wildfire.

5.14: Approve the continuation of a declaration of emergency for drought conditions.

5.15: Approve the continuation of a local emergency due to COVID-19.

5.16: Approve the continuation of a local emergency due to the fire at the Mendocino complex (river and ranch fires).

5.17: Approve the agreement between Lake County and VFA Inc. for facility condition assessments and capital planning software, and authorize the President to sign.

5.18: Approve the agreement between Lake County and SCS Engineers for engineering design services for the first phase of the Eastlake Landfill Expansion Project.

5.19: Approve the continuation of a local emergency by the Lake County Sheriff’s Director / OES for the Cache Fire.

5.20: Approve the request for financial assistance from the 2022/23 Ministry of Water Sports and Waterways in the amount of $ 472,784.28; and authorize the sheriff to sign.

5.21: (a) Abandon the formal tendering process, per Section 2-38.4 of the Lake County Code, Cooperative Purchasing. (b) Approve the purchase of a 2022 Ford F150 Regular Cab 4X4 pickup; and (c) authorize the Special Districts Deputy Administrator / Purchasing Officer to issue and sign a purchase order in the amount of up to $ 35,000 to Downtown Ford Sales, Sacramento.

TIMED ELEMENTS

6.2, 9:06 a.m .: Consideration of a letter of objection to A. 21-09-008, which is expected to result in an effective rate increase of 4.9% for most of PG&E’s residential customers.

NON-TIMED ITEMS

7.2: Review of Ordinance Amending Emergency Ordinance # 3108 requiring all people, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status, to wear face coverings in county facilities.

7.3:. (b) appointment to the board of directors of a delegate and an alternate to the board of directors of the RCRC Golden State Finance Authority for 2022; (c) appointment by the board of a delegate and alternate to the board of directors of the RCRC Golden State Connect Authority for 2022; and (d) appointment to the Board of Directors of a delegate and alternate to the Board of Directors of the RCRC Joint Environmental Services Powers Authority for 2022.

7.4: Consideration of the following appointments to the Advisory Board: Child Care Planning and Development Board.

7.5: Consideration of amendment 1 to the agreement between Lake County and Sierra Vista for short-term psychiatric hospital services and professional services associated with short-term psychiatric hospitalizations for fiscal years 2020-21, 2021- 22 and 20202-23.

7.6: Review of the agreement between Lake County and Lake County Behavioral Health Services as the lead agency for the Lake County Continuum of Care and Worldwide Healing Hands for fiscal year 2021-22.

7.7: a) Consideration of forgoing the formal tendering process in accordance with section 38.2 (a) 2) of the procurement requirements, as the unique nature of the services precludes competitive tendering requirements, and b) Consideration of approving the contract between Lake County and North Coast Opportunities Inc.. for the Emergency Child Care Bridge program for children in foster care, for an amount not to exceed the allowance from the California Department of Social Services, from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024, and authorizes the president to sign .

CONSENT AGENDA

8.1: Conference with negotiators regarding the sale of a county property Located at 1111 Whalen Way, Lakeport, CA (APN: 21-1781-01); Price and Payment Terms (a) County Negotiators C. Huchingson, S. Parker, S. Carter and (b) Elijah House.

8.2: Staff Appraisal: Title: Carol Huchingson, Acting Director of Health Services.

8.3: Existing litigation in accordance with the Governmental Code sec. 54956.9 (d) (1) – IN THE NATIONAL MDL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION NO. 2804 Case No. 17-MD-2804.

8.4: Conference with a legal advisor: Existing litigation in accordance with the Governmental Code sec. 54956.9 (d) (1) – City of Clearlake v. Lake County, et al.

8.5: Appointment of a public employee in accordance with article 54957 (b) (1) of the Government Code: interview with the director of health services and appointment of the director of health services.

8.6: Evaluation of public officials: Title: Director: Registrar of voters Maria Valadez.

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