Bay Area Metro Center  
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Suite 700  
San Francisco, CA 94105  
Meeting Agenda - Final  
ABAG POWER Board of Directors  
Chair, Doug Williams, City of Santa Rosa  
Vice Chair, Vacant  
Monday, December 11, 2023  
11:00 AM  
Claremont - 1st Floor (REMOTE)  
ABAG Publicly Owned Energy Resources  
Board of Directors  
Special Meeting No. 2023-02  
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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  
Lisa Malek-Zadeh, 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  
Jeremy Craig, City of Winters  
1. Welcome / Call to Order  
Doug Williams, Chairman, City of Santa Rosa.  
2. Roll Call / Confirm Quorum  
Cindy Chen, Clerk, ABAG/MTC  
Quorum: a quorum of this meeting body shall be 40% of its regular voting members (37).  
3. Public Comment  
The public is encouraged to provide comment at Committee meetings. This public  
comment period is intended for items not agendized.  
4. Consent Calendar  
Approval of Minutes from May 25, 2023 Board of Directors Special  
Ryan Jacoby, Program Manager, ABAG/MTC  
Approval of Calendar Year 2024 Meeting Schedule.  
Ryan Jacoby, Program Manager, ABAG/MTC  
5. Approval  
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.  
Grace Martinez, Director, Fin. Reporting & Op. Accounting, ABAG/MTC  
Kathy Lai, Lead Engagement Partner, Crowe, LLP  
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  
Ryan Jacoby, Program Manager, ABAG/MTC  
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.  
Doug Williams, Chair, City of Santa Rosa  
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,  
Oscar Quintanilla Lopez, Asst. Dir., Budgets & Fin. Planning, ABAG/MTC  
Ryan Jacoby, Program Manager, ABAG/MTC  
6. Other Business  
Committee to provide update on items within member agencies relevant to ABAG  
POWER and/or the ABAG/MTC energy programs.  
7. Adjournment / Next Meeting  
The next meeting is the ABAG POWER Executive Committee Meeting scheduled to  
be held on February 15, 2024.  
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