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POWER Board of Directors

This meeting is cancelled.
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 11 a.m.

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Agenda Items

Erin Smith, City of Alameda
Sean Prevette, Alameda Housing Authority
Mark Hurley, City of Albany
George Rodericks, Town of Atherton
Kyle Ochenduszko, City of Benicia
Brendan Havenar-Daughton, County of Contra Costa
Victoria Morin, City of Cupertino
Dan Schoenholz, City of Fremont
Jennifer Mennucci, GGBHTD
Carmen Gil, City of Gonzales
Matthew Chidester, City of Half Moon Bay
Mike Robers, City of Hercules
Gabe Engeland, City of Los Altos
Trevor Atashkarian, City of Mill Valley
Sam Bautista, City of Millbrae
Elaine Marshall, City of Milpitas
Steve Leonardis, City of Monte Sereno
Annie To, Town of Moraga
Steve Lederer, County of Napa
Daniel Hamilton, City of Oakland
David Biggs, City of Orinda
Yulia Carter, City of Pacifica
Patrick Carter, City of Petaluma
Becky Hopkins, City of Pleasanton
Samantha Carr, City of Richmond
Brian Frus, City of Salinas
Steven Machida, City of San Carlos
April Miller, City of San Rafael
Gary Behrens, County of San Mateo
Brad Vance, County of Santa Clara
Doug Williams, City of Santa Rosa
Thomas Scott, City of Saratoga
Bob Calderon, City of Union City
Melissa Morton, Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District
Oscar Alcantar, City of Vallejo
Gabriel Gordo, City of Watsonville
Kathleen Trepa, City of Winters

Agenda item1.

Welcome and Call to Order - Doug Williams, Chair, City of Santa Rosa

Agenda item2.

Roll Call / Confirm Quorum - Cindy Chen, Clerk, ABAG/MTC

Agenda item3.

Public Comment

Agenda item4.

Consent Calendar

Agenda item4a.

Approval of Minutes from May 25, 2023 Board of Directors Special Meeting.

Agenda item5.


Agenda item5a.

Acceptance of ABAG POWER’s Audited Financial Statements and Reports for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

Staff will present for Board acceptance audited financial statements and reports for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

Agenda item5b.

Adoption of Resolution 23-05 to Admit Current Members of the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction, a Joint Powers Authority, as New Members of ABAG POWER, Provided They Meet the Requirements Set Forth in the ABAG POWER Joint Powers Agreement and Bylaws.

Staff will provide an overview of the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction’s (SPURR), a joint powers authority, Request for Qualifications and Proposals, and present for approval Resolution 23-05 to admit current members of SPURR to join ABAG POWER, provided they meet the requirements set forth in the ABAG POWER Joint Powers Agreement and Bylaws.

Agenda item5c.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair and Approval of the Executive Committee for Calendar Year 2024.

Board of Directors to elect the Chair and Vice Chair and approve the ABAG POWER Executive Committee for Calendar Year 2024.

Agenda item5d.

Adoption of Resolution 23-06, A Modification to the Working Capital Deposit Policy.

Staff will present a recommendation to modify the current working capital deposit policy for the natural gas program to increase working capital deposits from 2.0 months to 3.0 months of estimated expenses, and to collect the additional deposits over a 24-month period beginning July 1, 2024.

Agenda item6.


Agenda item6a.

ABAG-MTC Agency and Local Government Services Update.

Staff will provide an update on the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) governance and the Local Government Services section.

Agenda item6b.

Staff Report and Review of Natural Gas and Renewable Natural Gas Programs.

Staff will provide an update of actions taken since the Renewable Natural Gas Program’s establishment on May 25, 2023, and report the results of the Natural Gas Program for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

Agenda item6c.

The City of Pleasanton’s Use of Renewable Natural Gas for Emissions Reduction and Senate Bill 1383 Compliance.

The City of Pleasanton and Rincon Consultants will provide an overview of the City’s greenhouse gas analysis for replacing natural gas with renewable natural gas (RNG), and using RNG to meet Senate Bill 1383’s jurisdictional procurement requirements.

Agenda item7.

Other Business

Agenda item8.

Adjournment / Next Meeting

The next meeting is the ABAG POWER Executive Committee Meeting scheduled to be held on December 14, 2023.