underground utility districts

Alameda’s Public Utilities Board has agreed to shelve a controversial program to move utility wires underground in order to facilitate an overhaul of the program. The decision followed a 10-month review sparked by concerns over plans for a new underground utility district along and around Webster Street.

“This is not about utility district 31 per se. This about stepping back and looking at the undergrounding program as a whole,” Alameda Municipal Power General Manager Girish Balachandran said at a Public Utilities Board meeting Monday.