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Santa Rosa ponders spending some PG&E settlement funds on housing

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Santa Rosa is considering teaming up with the County of Sonoma to create a $20 million housing fund, using $10 million from its $95 million PG&E settlement to match a contribution from the county.

The concept, one of many under consideration by the City Council as it mulls alternative proposals to spend the PG&E windfall, was the focus of a staff presentation Tuesday requested by Councilman Jack Tibbetts.

Under the proposal, the city would place almost 10% of its PG&E settlement dollars in the Renewal Enterprise District, which the city and county created in December 2018 to speed up the construction of new homes.

It is unclear, however, whether a majority of the council supports the plan. Council members are waiting to stake out positions on how the city should spend the $95 million, which the city received as part of PG&Eā€™s $1 billion settlement with local governments over 2017 and 2018 wildfires, notably including the October 2017 Tubbs fire.

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PG&E To Install Underground Power Along Fulton Road

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Bea Karnes/Patch

SANTA ROSA, CA ā€” Overhead power lines along Fulton Road in Santa Rosa will be converted to underground in a project Pacific Gas and Electric Company said is slated to start in August and take more than a year to complete.

PG&E has contracted with West Valley Construction to build the all-new underground electric system along Fulton Road, from Guerneville Road to Piner Road, with an anticipated completion date of October 2021, PG&E announced Monday in a news release.

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