PG&E paid $1.67 million in property tax to Yolo County plus franchise fees of $2.27 million to the county and its four cities, the utility reported.
“We have the privilege of serving more than 15 million Californians,” said Kent Harvey, PG&E senior vice president and chief financial officer, in a news release. “With that privilege comes the responsibility to support the local communities in Northern and Central California through the payment of property taxes and franchise fees associated with our facilities.
“These payments also reflect the substantial ongoing investments in gas and electric infrastructure that are creating one of the safest and most reliable utility systems in the country,” he added.
PG&E pays franchise fees to cities and counties for the right to use public streets for its gas and electric facilities. Its payments locally totaled $786,575 to West Sacramento, $575,083 to Davis, $462,553 to Yolo County, $412,459 to Woodland, and $34,849 to Winters.