Peninsula: Neighbors earn shared-service honors

The city and four of its neighbors earned a Program Excellence Award from the International City/County Management Association for a shared services program that has saved a collective $1.3 million in operational funds.

Due to severe budget problems four years ago, the city created partnerships with San Bruno, Brisbane and Hillsborough for police services, police dispatch, fire services and code enforcement in lieu of additional service cuts. Millbrae and its partner cities will be recognized at an ICMA conference in October in Pennsylvania.

Redwood CityREDWOOD CITY

City manager receives award for career excellence

Redwood City’s city manager, Ed Everett, recently won the Award for Career Excellence from the International City/County Management Association. One leader wins the award each year; Everett will formally receive the honor in October at the association’s annual conference. Everett is retiring this September after 15 years as Redwood City’s top manager.

Prior to his tenure with the city he served as Belmont’s city manager for eight years.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

‘Unusual occurrence’ during cleaning leads to outages

Roughly 4,500 Pacific Gas and Electric customers were without power for just over an hour Tuesday after an “unusual occurrence” during routine maintenance at the East Grand substation, PG&E officials said. While cleaning insulators during maintenance at the substation, an insulator flashed, causing customers in San Bruno, South City and Daly City to lose power at 1:21 p.m.

Stoplights on Grand Avenue were out, according to witnesses. Power was back up and running by 2:36 p.m., and the cause of the outage is under investigation.

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