Potential Eminent Domain Action by PG&E to Take a Portion of Cubberley
Read the Feb 12 update: PG&E and PAUSD Resolution
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is aggressively seeking to acquire permanent easements spanning about half an acre at Cubberley. Without any meaningful discussions with PAUSD or the City of Palo Alto (the entities that own Cubberley), PG&E has unilaterally determined that Cubberley is the only suitable space to conduct testing of its natural gas pipeline running under Middlefield Road. This pipeline in fact runs for 23 miles from Milpitas to Crystal Springs.
PAUSD was given an ultimatum by PG&E to accept $154,100 in total for the easements or it would take eminent domain action to acquire the land that has been preserved and treasured by this community. This action would not only impact the surrounding neighbors and the PAUSD special needs and Greendell students who are served at this location, but it would also negatively impact the activities that are cherished by the Palo Alto community.
Please help us, by signing this petition, to show PG&E that Cubberley is too valuable to this community and that they should look elsewhere along their 23-mile pipeline!