The Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee oversees the cable TV franchise held by ATT/Comcast. When residents have any cable service problems, the committee acts to solve them. In addition, they oversee the Town's efforts to underground utility wires and work to improve high speed Internet access for residents.
A Case Study on Neighborhood Undergrounding:
In 2008, owners of the 6 homes on Solana Road in Portola Valley completed their own neighborhood undergrounding project, becoming only the third such neighborhood in town. This effort is remarkable because the other two projects are the large commercially developed neighborhoods of Portola Valley Ranch and the Sequoias. To complete this small project took several years of perseverance and community. It is a case study of how neighbors can come together to beautify their street by eliminating overhead outdoor wiring. Check out the before and after photos and an overview of the strengths and pitfalls of the project.
|Committee Members||Meets: Meets as needed|
|Chris Buja, Chair||Council Liaison: Craig Hughes|
|Neil Weintraut, Vice Chair||Alternate Liaison: Jeff Aalfs|
|Ken Lavine||Number of Members: 7 members|
|Merijane Lee||Established: 1991|