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Audit Committee Meets to Review Piedmont Hills Underground Report

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 13, 2011

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2011

Audit Subcommittee Will Meet on September 22nd to Review Preliminary Report

The City Council Audit Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and approve a preliminary report to the City Council. The draft Preliminary Report and all the materials used by the subcommittee are available on-line at: http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/committees/ccasc.shtml

Residents are encouraged to attend the September 22nd meeting to speak on this subject. You may also e-mail comments to Interim City Clerk John O. Tulloch at jtulloch@ci.piedmont.ca.us or mail comments to 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue. It will be televised on KCOM and available as streaming video on the City’s web page.

In early 2010, The Piedmont City Council directed its Audit Subcommittee to examine the City’s handling of the construction of the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District. The Subcommittee assigned each of its members to examine specific parts of the City’s handling of the project. After their examination, each member prepared a draft report section. On March 15, 2011, the Subcommittee took public testimony on the draft report sections and directed staff to compile the three sections into a draft preliminary Report. The Subcommittee took testimony on the draft preliminary report at a hearing on August 23, 2011. At that meeting, the subcommittee assigned Vice Mayor John Chiang to compile changes into a draft preliminary report.

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Contact: John O. Tulloch 420-3040

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LWV Civic Forum – Lessons Learned – Undergrounding Task Force

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 16, 2011

The Piedmont Hills Undergrounding Project has been controversial and several studies have been undertaken. Come join the League of Women Voters as we hear a presentation from the members of the League’s Undergrounding Task Force on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 in the City Council Chambers (120 Vista Avenue).

A panel will discuss lessons learned from this project and a question and answer period will follow. A second panel will look into civic engagement and how citizens can be a part of a continuing community building dialogue in our small but lively community. The League is providing an opportunity for the community to give voice to concerns and remedies in an arena where diverse perspectives are welcome each individual is treated with respect, and where we can look for common ground in an effort to sustain a robust community.

More information call Lianne Campodonico 510-654-8723 or Tam Hege 510-832-4261

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Undergrounding Report – Comments Wanted

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 17, 2011

Comment Sought on Draft Report Sections of Audit Subcommittee draft report

The City Council Audit Subcommittee is seeking resident input on the three sections of its draft report to the City Council prior to its next meeting on Thursday, March 15th. Public comment is welcomed in writing and in person at the Subcommittee’s meeting. The Subcommittee assigned each of its members to examine specific parts of the City’s handling of the project. After their examination, each member prepared a draft report section, which is now posted at http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/citycouncil/. Public comment can be sent via email to jtulloch@ci.piedmont.ca.us or can be mailed to: City Clerk’s Office; 120 Vista Ave.; Piedmont, CA 94611.

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Piedmont Audit Subcommittee is Meeting

Posted by Len Gilbert on March 24, 2010

From the city’s email notification:

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Good Afternoon,

The City Council Audit Subcommittee will hold its first meeting to discuss the city’s handling of the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District on March 31st at 7:30 PM in the EOC, located in the Police Department at 403 Highland Avenue.

A further notification will be sent out upon the posting of the agenda on Monday, March 29th.

Thanks for subscribing to e-Notifications. If you would like to unsubscribe, please send an email to notices@ci.piedmont.ca.us and we will unsubscribe you.

City of Piedmont

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Piedmont’s Undergrounding Issues in the News

Posted by Len Gilbert on March 19, 2010

Below are some links to recent online coverage of Piedmont’s undergrounding bailout fiasco in the Piedmont Hills Underground Utility District and legal updates (and costs) for the Hampton-SeaView district:

Piedmont group asks for grand jury investigation (Piedmonter)

My Word: Council misleads residents on undergrounding lawsuit (Piedmonter)

Utility invoices must be posted for public to see (Piedmonter)

Build or We Sue (East Bay Express)

Retired judge to sit on panel probing Piedmont undergrounding debacle (Piedmonter)

Piedmont City Council puts moratorium on utility districts (Piedmonter)

Utility district lawsuit closer to resolution (InsideBayArea / Oakland Tribune)

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