PG&E tax, fee payouts throughout California top $302 million

Published: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 - 10:47 am

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says it has paid property taxes and franchise fees totaling more than $302 million to the 49 counties and 243 cities in which it operates in California.

That included including more than $51 million to 16 counties and 50 cities in the Sacramento Valley and Central Valley.

PG&E pays franchise fees to cities and counties for the right to use public streets for its gas and electric facilities. The utility completed its 2013 payments to counties by March 31 and to cities by April 15.

The company said its property tax payments to counties for the 2013-14 fiscal year increased by $11 million over the previous year due to an increase in tax rates and assessments reflecting PG&E’s infrastructure investments.

Sacramento County’s share of combined tax and fee payments was $4.07 million. Other regional payouts included $1.91 million to El Dorado County, $4.18 million to Placer County and $2.12 million to Yolo County.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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