Nov. 11, 2010 at 7:28am
In case you missed it this morning it was beautiful out there in Tacoma this morning.
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by fredo on 11/11/2010 @ 9:47am
|In an effort to enhance the skyline and to draw attention to the wonderful sunrises we occasionally have, Tacoma Public Utilities has decided to addorn the streets with many hundreds of miles of attractive electrical wires.|
by Non Sequitur on 11/11/2010 @ 10:00am
|Red skies in morning, sailors take warning.|
by KevinFreitas on 11/11/2010 @ 3:21pm
|@fredo: Right there with ya. My fav neighborhood in Tacoma is off Proctor on the hillside between N. 34th and 36th. The views of the water are great, it's true, but my love comes in the form of the lack of overhead power lines in this particular section of town. I would so love to see these things sunk underground pretty much everywhere.|
by NSHDscott on 11/11/2010 @ 11:47pm
|Kevin, homeowners around there voted for a LID to get those view-diminishing lines buried. Their property values probably increased by at least as much as the LID cost them, and of course their enjoyment of the view also improved immeasurably. Without a view to improve, though, I doubt many neighborhoods will voluntarily pay the money for line burial. Sure would transform some neighborhoods, though.|
by KevinFreitas on 11/12/2010 @ 6:40am
|Very true. That's good info though, thanks! It would be great to take the idea of a LID to some of our less fortunate neighborhoods (without charging them to do it) and see what investing in where people live might do for the community.|
by fredo on 11/12/2010 @ 7:59am
|NSHDscott, good comment. I do think people would enjoy their world more with the lines gone, even in the neighborhoods where a "view" is absent. Everyone has a view of the sky and the lines create a diminishment. People have become so accustomed to this blight that I bet most people don't even see them.
by fredo on 11/12/2010 @ 8:05am
|I don't know why a LID would be required. City light already spends millions to constantly replace rotten old telephone poles, restring downed wire and trim trees over and over again. A portion of those funds could be used to systematically take the lines underground.|
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