Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Smarter Code Update

Eric had asked whether the UDC had passed. The Land Use Control Board passed it unanimously but it doesn't have a date set for a vote with the Memphis City Council or with the Shelby County Commission. It needs approval from both bodies to become official.

The final votes are waiting on negotiations between the UDC drafters and MLG&W (perhaps other agencies) to get beyond differences like this.

By the way, I understand the huge cost of retrofitting all of Memphis for underground electric cabling -- all at once. However, unless we know that the underground water systems will last forever, why not use their repairs as opportunity for burying cables?

For instance, here's work being done in the last few weeks along the public median of Sycamore View by MLG&W.

Why not bury the electric lines (see background) that run up and down the street at the same? A twofer.

It may take a hundred years but a long-term beautification is preferable to a forever ugly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Why not start to process? Unfortunately the answer is, because they don't have to.

7:51 AM  
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