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File #: 19-1844    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/9/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve the use of the Fiscal Year 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resiliency Allocation ($399,490) as recommended by the El Dorado County Continuity Coordination Implementation Group and Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached budget transfer, increasing revenues and appropriations in the Sheriff's Office and the Chief Administrative Office. (Est. Time 20 Min.) FUNDING: California Office of Emergency Services PSPS Resiliency Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - PSPS Recommendations, 2. B - Budget Transfer, 3. Executed Budget Transfer
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve the use of the Fiscal Year 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resiliency Allocation ($399,490) as recommended by the El Dorado County Continuity Coordination Implementation Group and Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached budget transfer, increasing revenues and appropriations in the Sheriff's Office and the Chief Administrative Office. (Est. Time 20 Min.)

FUNDING: California Office of Emergency Services PSPS Resiliency Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the electrical power provider for the County’s West Slope, implemented its “Public Safety Power Shutoff” policy in 2019. This policy provides for de-engergization of PG&E’s service areas when gusty winds and dry conditions combine with a high fire risk. In 2019, El Dorado County experienced four multiple-day power shutoffs, some of which affected more than 50,000 customers within the County.

Recognizing how these power outages can affect local governments’ ability to serve the public, the Governor and Legislature included a one-time $75 million dollar allocation in the 2019 State Budget to provide funding to support state and local government efforts to improve resilience in response to the PSPS events. Half of the funding was allocated to local governments, and El Dorado County’s allocation is $399,490.

Allowable uses include:

·Equipment purchases
oGenerators and generator connections for essential facilities, with an emphasis on clean energy and green solutions where possible or other alternative backup power sources
oGenerator fuel and storage
oRedundant emergency communications
·Plans
oContinuity plans
oDevelopment/update of contingency plans for electrical disruptions that include considerations such as protecting individuals with access and functional needs, medical baseline and socially vulnerable populatio...

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