City Planners

If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be?

In Laguna Beach California, the local utilities, city and communities are systematically placing all utilities that are on the polls underground.

We have some of the wildest weather in the country in Texas and especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Placing utilities underground would eliminate many of the power outages that we have after the storms.

Especially the kind of weather we had this past winter when we had numerous ice storms that caused outages across both Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding communities. If the electric company, were required to place these utilities underground, many of the power outages that we experience would go away.

No one wants to talk about such a project because of the cost. However, look at the cost when you have power outages that last week(s) and the month(s). The local utility has to bring in utility companies from all over the country to get the power back up and to function for its customers.

What do you think about the idea?