PG&E representatives are set to meet with the San Ramon City Council and city residents Tuesday night (April 22) to discuss the company's proposal to remove trees, trim vegetation and address other obstructions around its natural gas transmission pipes.
The PG&E Pipeline Pathways Program proposes to remove about 200 trees in San Ramon on public and private property, according to city staff.
The project, which PG&E says is aimed at enhancing the safety and operation of its natural gas transmission system, has become a point of contention for some Bay Area cities and landowners who oppose the tree removals and other actions by the utility company.
The public discussion about the Pipeline Pathways Program, and its potential impact on San Ramon, is listed among several open-session items on Tuesday's city council agenda. The meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. inside San Ramon City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon.
In other business, the council will discuss whether to appropriate $55,000 from the city beautification fund to the Iron Horse Trail Landscaping Project for environmental mitigation requirements and contingency costs.
Mayor Bill Clarkson will give special recognition to employees Melissa Rojas, Maureen Klausner and Janice Keller. Police Chief Joe Gorton will recognize the graduates of the San Ramon Citizens Police Academy.
The council will consider accepting two annual reports: the General Plan implementation work plan and schedule, and the 2014 Climate Action Plan for the 2013 reporting period.
Council members will discuss whether to appoint 23 applicants to the city's Teen Council. City staff will also provide an update on the City Hall construction project.