Scheduled PG&E power outages that left thousands of customers in the Sierra Foothills and North Bay in the dark earlier this month as part of a wildfire prevention measure could be coming to Los Altos Hills and surrounding towns in the future.
In the aftermath of the devastating 2017 and 2018 California wildfire seasons, the local utility has started implementing so-called public safety power shutoffs, a component of its Community Wildfire Safety Program. A PG&E representative met May 29 with Los Altos Hills town staff and local emergency officials to prep them for the eventuality. On Friday, the utility hosted a workshop in San Jose for approximately 120 government officials from four counties. Los Altos Hills town Emergency Manager Marsha Hovey attended both briefings.