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undergounding utilities in downtown parking lots - why?

From: domainremoved <Henry>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:36:10 -0700

Honorable Council Members,

Ae your Sept 24 Study Session you will discuss the current policy to place utility lines underground at our downtown parking lots, using money already provided per CA law from these utilities.

Why would we want to spend the money in parking lots rather than in the neighborhoods?

The best reason to place utilities underground is to stop the “topping” of our trees by crews hired primarily by PGE. Its easy pickings to top our trees rather than go into the hills where mature trees are a threat to power lines, but maiming our neighborhood trees is no favor to residents.

I expect that most of us care a little more about our own streets than about beautifying parking lots behind our downtown stores - if that were even possible by removing the lines. We have asked for this in our neighborhoods for several years.

Please proceed with reconditioning the parking lots’ awful paving, but use the utility under grounding money in our neighborhoods where we can enjoy it.

Respectfully,

Henry Riggs
Received on Thu Sep 12 2019 - 20:28:34 PDT

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