XI. PUBLIC SERVICES
Under normal operating conditions, the proposed substation and power lines would not introduce any uses that would generate new building construction or increased population that would typically require additional fire protection services. Under normal operating conditions, the project would not create any new fire hazard or structures likely to require fire suppression service. No impact is anticipated.
The City of San Jose Police Department serves the substation site. The proposed substation would not introduce any uses that would increase population, which would typically require additional police protection services during operation. The project may require the occasional use of police services during construction. Theft of construction equipment and/or vandalism might occur during the construction period, requiring a police response. The erection of new power line poles or replacement of existing transmission poles may require temporary closure or partial closure of streets for power line manipulation. Such actions are typically coordinated with the local police and normally take place during off-peak commute hours. The use of police services would be a temporary construction-related impact and would not be expected to affect police services substantially. In the long term, PG&E proposes that the substation transformer banks would be fenced and lighted to prevent vandalism and public access. Additional mitigation is not required. The project would have a less than significant effect related to police services.
The proposed substation and power line project would not introduce any uses that would increase population, which would typically require additional school services. Therefore, the project would have no impact on school or other community services.
The proposed project would not require additional maintenance of public facilities during its operation. The maintenance of the substation facilities themselves would be handled by PG&E. Therefore, the project would have no effect related to public facilities.
No project impacts to other government services are anticipated in the City of San Jose or the City of Santa Clara.
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