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What is an Undergrounding Master Plan?

The Undergrounding Master Plan is a guiding document that outlines the scope of work and provides a prioritization sequence of projects for citywide strategic placement of electrical and communication utility lines underground. According to PDF icon Council Policy 600-08, the Utilities Undergrounding Program is required to operate under a master plan. It also requires that the plan be approved by Council, a list of projects be approved by council on a yearly basis and requires that the allocation of projects keep pace with income revenues.

Currently the Utilities Undergrounding Program is operating under the 2009 Master Plan.

 

Why are we changing it?

For several reasons. First, the 2009 Master Plan was operating using the old district boundary lines. Additionally, the program has new methods for making undergrounding projects more efficient, including a smarter prioritization sequence; a focus on residential areas over commercial areas; prioritization to avoid construction fatigue in neighborhoods; optimizing project boundary sizes for efficient project management; and friendlier naming conventions for projects.

 

Outreach and Implementation.

In order to put together this Master Plan we need input from stakeholders and the community at large. Your input will shape how the Undergrounding Program refines its Master Plan. Here's how to do it:

1. View the PDF icon Utilities Underground Program Plan Update -- Factors and Method Draft,

2. View the  PDF icon District Project Undergrounding Progress Maps

3. Attend one of the community meetings listed (TBD) to provide comments in person or,

  4. Send us your comments via email at [email protected].

The program will take comments received at these meetings as well as comments submitted online and adjust the methodology report before composing the new Master Plan.

For questions and concerns please call our information line: 619-533-3841or send us an email at [email protected]

- See more at: https://www.sandiego.gov/blog/utilities-undergrounding-master-plan#sthash.ZERSOZrQ.dpuf

Next Steps

On June 21, 2018, the Utilities Undergrounding Program will present the Draft Master Plan Update and Five Year Implementation Plan (Implementation Plan) to the Evironmental Committee for review. Then, in July, the Draft Master Plan Update and Implementation Plan will be presented to City Council for final approval and adoption.

The goals of the Draft Master Plan Update are to increase efficiency, increase coordination and increase transparency to deliver projects. It includes refined project areas, updated project costs, integration of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) electrical circuitry data, descriptive project names, GIS analysis methods and updated criteria for project sequencing.

The Five Year Implementation Plan is an accompanying document to the Draft Master Plan Update.The Implementation Plan will be used to plan utilities undergrounding projects on a five-year horizon and will be updated annually.

 

What is an Undergrounding Master Plan?

The Undergrounding Master Plan is a guiding document that outlines the scope of work and provides a prioritization sequence of projects for citywide strategic placement of electrical and communication utility lines underground. According to Council Policy 600-08, the Utilities Undergrounding Program is required to operate under a master plan. It also requires that the plan be approved by Council, a list of projects be approved by council on a yearly basis and requires that the allocation of projects keep pace with income revenues. Currently the Utilities Undergrounding Program is operating under the 2009 Master Plan.

Why are we changing it?

For several reasons. First, the 2009 Master Plan was operating using the old district boundary lines. Additionally, the program has new methods for making undergrounding projects more efficient, including a smarter prioritization sequence; a focus on residential areas over commercial areas; prioritization to avoid construction fatigue in neighborhoods; optimizing project boundary sizes for efficient project management; and friendlier naming conventions for projects.

For questions and concerns please call our information line: 619-533-3841or send us an email at [email protected]

 

Ways to Learn More.

1. Explore Story Map to learn more about the Draft Master Plan update and Five-Year Implementation Plan.

The Story Map will provide you with:

  • Background about the Utilities Undergrounding Program
  • A description of why and how the Master Plan was updated
  • A description of what the Master Plan recommends
  • How to learn more and provide input or ask questions

2. The following updated documents will be presented to Committee and Council for approval

 

 

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