Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/6/2019


At 9 a.m., the Board will receive a status report regarding Pacific Gas and Electric’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Program and development of County Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). With the threat of wildfire now the “new normal” nearly year-round, local governments are reevaluating how best to provide the most essential services when the state’s utility companies choose to turn off power under threatening conditions. The County is urging residents to make their own efforts to prepare for a potential PSPS event, preparations which also apply to a wildfire, earthquake or other disaster. Many preparedness resources are available online at:;; the FEMA website; and the County’s Department of Health and Human Services website. 


The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Public Safety Power Shutoff Program.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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