Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is proposing to remove trees in Palo Alto as a safety measure around its gas transmission lines. The City of Palo Alto has questioned the need for the level of impact suggested by PG&E and is concerned that residents have reported being offered contracts for tree removal based on incomplete information. The City has not agreed or approved any proposals, action plans or efforts on this matter. The City encourages residents to not enter into any agreements or sign any "action plan" with PG&E at this time.
The City and PG&E are meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss their proposed action plans, including scheduling a public community meeting as soon as possible to keep our residents informed and engaged.