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File #: 20-164    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/13/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute agreement(s) with counties or cities for the transfer of $1,000,000 in Rule 20A credits to the County of San Mateo in exchange for $500,000 in General Fund dollars.
Attachments: 1. 20200324_r_Rule 20A Credit, 2. 20200324_att_Rule 20A
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Agreement for Transfer of Rule 20A credits to the County of San Mateo

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute agreement(s) with counties or cities for the transfer of $1,000,000 in Rule 20A credits to the County of San Mateo in exchange for $500,000 in General Fund dollars.

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BACKGROUND:
On November 5, 2002, your Board adopted Resolution No. 065657 establishing the Middlefield Road Underground Utility District -Phase II (Underground District) from Fifth Avenue to MacArthur Avenue. The formation of the Underground District established regulations and procedures for the removal of the overhead utility facilities and the undergrounding of those facilities.

On November 17, 2015, your Board adopted Resolution No. 074209 modifying the boundaries of the existing Underground District from Fifth Avenue to MacArthur Avenue in the North Fair Oaks Area and authorizing the Director of Public Works to make minor adjustments if necessary, to the Underground District boundary hereafter.

On October 22, 2019, your Board adopted Resolution No. 077011 authorizing an agreement with Solano County for the transfer of $1,000,000 in Solano County Rule 20A credits to the County of San Mateo in exchange for $500,000 in General Fund dollars. This agreement was based on an exchange rate of 50 cents for every dollar of Rule 20A credits purchased.

DISCUSSION:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) collects and annually allocates Rule 20A credits to agencies to convert overhead electrical facilities to underground electric facilities within an approved Underground Utility District.

The Department is currently working to complete design of the Middlefield Road Improvement Project (Project), which includes road and streetscape improvements between Fifth Avenue and Pacific Av...

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