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t w MEETING DATE: 12/06/10 <br />- ITEM NO: I <br />t �s cnt�s COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG LARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS <br />AUTHORIZE THE TOWN MANAGER TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTENT <br />TO COULOMB TECHNOLOGIES TO OBTAIN UP TO SIX ELECTRIC <br />VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AT NO COST TO THE TOWN. <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />Authorize the Town Manager to submit a letter of intent to Coulomb Technologies to obtain up <br />to six electric vehicle charging stations at no cost to the Town. <br />BACKGROUND <br />The Town of Los Gatos General Plan includes language that provides support for installing <br />Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. <br />Action ENV -14.1 Provide incentives for new and existing commercial and residential projects <br />that provide parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles (EVs) and have a charging connection. <br />While the General Plan specifically calls for the provision of EV charging stations associated <br />with private development, the Town recognizes the need to provide charging stations in Town - <br />owned parking lots as well, where the charging stations can be made available for visitors, <br />commuters, residents, and municipal fleet vehicles. A key component for the successful <br />adoption of EV technology will be the development of a comprehensive charging infrastructure. <br />Early acquisition and installation of EV charging equipment will demonstrate that Los Gatos is <br />prepared and ready for the growth in EV market, while at the same time supporting economic <br />vitality and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This activity is consistent with the <br />Town's goal of sustainability. <br />1� <br />PREPARED BY : TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Works <br />Reviewed by: 4.21 Assistant Town Manager Town Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator I ante Community Development <br />N:\PP WwIANAGEMENT \COUNCIL \COUNCIL REPORTS\2010 Reports \December 6\ Electric. Vehicle .Charging.Statiom.dn0610.docx <br />