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File #: ROGC 19-398    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/17/2019 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 10/23/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Safety Power Shutoffs: Making San José Grid-Resilient. (Mayor)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Early Consideration Response Form
Public Safety Power Shutoffs: Making San José Grid-Resilient. (Mayor)
1. After-Action Report: Return to Council with a verbal after-action report outlining the measures taken by City staff and partners to prepare residents for the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), and what lessons might be drawn from our experience. Further:
a. Identify the public cost of the City’s response to the PSPS.
b. Identify those resources - from PG&E, the state of California, or other sources - that could compensate San Jose taxpayers for that expenditure, including the $75 million PSPS preparedness funding from last year’s State budget.
c. If any private cost data becomes available, provide an estimate of losses incurred by San Jose residents and business as a result of the PSPS, and any means for families to recover for those losses.
d. Identify the recorded wind speeds, humidity, and temperature at the time that power on distribution lines was shut off in relevant neighborhoods in Alum Rock, Evergreen, and Almaden, and how those measurements compared to thresholds announced by PG&E in California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) filings for PSPS events.
e. Showcase the unique tools and methods that City staff developed in preparation for a PSPS event, particularly the crowd-sourcing app that provided highly accurate real-time information about outages, and the map-based data-sharing tool that identified such elements as potential and actual outage areas, medically vulnerable residents, and critical facilities for responders and other agencies.
2. Targeted Municipalization: Return to Council to identify the steps required for the creation of a municipal utility for the purposes of strategic development of microgrids in key locations throughout our city, with particular emphasis on critical infrastructure and areas requiring high levels of redevelopment and infrastructure investment.
3. Microgrids and Related Resiliency Investments: Explore the role that San...

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