Piedmont Pines neighbors have exhibited the patience of Job, while awaiting undergrounding of their utilities. The Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association (PPNA) first requested undergrounding some 24 years ago, and it looks like the work might take place…soon.
Some 251 homeowners, living at these addresses, are scheduled for phase one. And there’s more good news for these residents, who will not be on the hook for electrical panel upgrades. The PPNA worked with the City of Oakland and PG&E, and now the utility’s required to pay for all upgrades — effectively saving $2,500-$5,000 per homeowner.
We think all the pieces are in place, including approvals, financing and work plans. But that neighborly patience could still come in handy, during months ahead.
Update: On Monday, October 24th, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at Piedmont Pines. Current District 4 Council Rep Libby Schaaf and Former Rep Dick Spees will be there.