Undergrounding Tax Measure

The Undergrounding Program Manager – Wade Brown

The Undergrounding Program Manager is Wade Brown. The salary range for this position is $8,744 to $13,465. Mr. Brown assumed this position on March 13, 2017. Here are the essential functions of the position: Manages and coordinates the development and execution of the City’s utility undergrounding program including strategic planning,…

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An extensive utility undergrounding campaign funded by taxpayer dollars is well underway by city officials, staff, and hired legal and finance consultants targeting a November 2018 ballot measure. The urgent move to underground city power poles has become a concerning and controversial issue for many reasons but primarily because it…

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Unanimous vote by City Council to underground Edison utility lines on “Key Evacuation Routes” by Ballot Measure, without first addressing the overwhelming concerns expressed by majority of residents aptly delivered during Public Comment. The opposition was well represented by a factual reasonable presentation delivered by the newly formed resident advocacy…

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Guest Letter – Why Underground Powerlines?

Why do City Councilmembers think it’s the resident taxpayers’ responsibility to pay for these misguided “Key Evacuation Routes” (“KER”) on state-owned LCR, Glenneyre/Monterey St and Virginia Way at double expense bonds and forever one percent sales tax to finance [the] Proposed Underground Tax and Bond agenda that “our Council” voted…

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