Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities
In FY 2010-11, the District activated its latent power to convert existing overhead electric and communications facilities to underground locations by its Ordinance No.26. A study conducted showed that undergrounding of utility lines would increase public safety and reliability for the entire community. After obtaining the necessary approval from LAFCO, the District Board adopted its Ordinance No.26 on June 24, 2011 to implement newly authorized powers to underground the utility lines. Beginning in fiscal year 2012-13, the District has been conducting utility undergrounding projects and plans to continue incrementally in future years, on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis. As a forested community, Pebble Beach experiences many power outages during rain and wind storms due to fallen trees. The outages are exacerbated since Pebble Beach is essentially at the end of the electric distribution system, and often experiences outages for a longer duration than surrounding areas.