Utilities Advisory Commission

Purpose: The Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC) is charged with providing advice on acquisition and development of electric, gas and water resources; joint action projects with other public or private entities which involve electric, gas or water resources; environmental implications of electric, gas or water utility projects, conservation and demand management.

Meetings: Regular meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 16. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

Who is on the Commission: The Utilities Advisory Commission is composed of seven members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. The term of office of each member shall be three years or until his or her successor is appointed. Six members of the Commission shall at all times be residents of the City. The names and addresses of current commissioners are listed below.

Contact the Commission by email. The Utilities Advisory Commission appreciates hearing from citizens and your email will be forwarded to all seven Commissioners.

Correspondence received by noon on the day of the UAC meeting, relating to an Item on the Agenda, will be put at the Commissioner's places at the meeting. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.16 and 2.23 for more information on the Utilities Advisory Commission.


Be advised that your email to the UAC is a public record and your correspondence should not include any private information (such as home address or minor children's names) that you might not want the general public to have access to. If your email is regarding a specific agenda item for an upcoming meeting, your email will be available for public inspection at the meeting. 

We thank you in advance for taking the time to share your comments!



The City continuously accepts applications for Boards and Commissions.

Apply for the Utilities Advisory Commission.

Commission Members

Chair: Lisa Forssell
Vice Chair: Lauren Segal
Staff Liaison: Dean Batchelor (650) 496-6981
Council Liaison: Council Member Eric Filseth
Council Alternate:  

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Greg Scharff SCHARFF, Greg
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UAC Mailing List

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UAC Informational Reports

UAC 12-Month Rolling Calendar - February 03, 2021


UAC Bylaws

Reference List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

2021 Agendas and Minutes 
Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 February 03, 2021  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
January 06, 2021  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video

2020 Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 December 02, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video
 November 04, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 October 07, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 September 02, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 August 05, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 July 01, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 June 17, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  N/A
 May 20, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 April 15, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 March 05, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 February 05, 2020  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
January 08, 2020 Meeting Cancellation

2019 Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
December 04, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 November 13, 2019  Agenda and Packet    Video
 October 2, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 September 4, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 August 7, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 July 3, 2019 CANCELLED    
 June 5, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 May 1, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 April 9, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 April 3, 2019  CANCELLED    
 March 6, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 February 6, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video
 January 9, 2019  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video

 Past Agendas and Minutes 2018 - 2008 | 2007 - 2002