Residents to meet with PG&E over plan to strip backyards Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Residents of San Lucas Avenue have succeeded in getting PG&E to meet with them as a group to discuss the utility company's plan to strip their backyards of trees and other landscaping. The meeting between PG&E officials and residents is set for Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the city library.
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Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm
These two high pressure distribution lines (#109 and #132) are also under the fields at Crittenden Middle Sshool. They travel essentially under the third base and across the field (150 ft from the blacktop corner) to the middle of the parking lot off of Middlefield (West lot). The state will not allow new school property to be bought over these types of gas lines! There is supposed to be an independent (not PG&E) review when any school buildings are within 1500 ft of a high pressure line.
These are the types of details that the school Board and the MVWSD administrators should be keeping track of. (IMO) By talking to the city Public Works engineer on this, I've found that the #109 replacement (to the middle of Middlefield), will not be tied in until 2013 summer. And the #132 line (San Bruno explosion line) is not on even on the 3 yr. replacement schedule.
Posted by feruzzi, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm
The bigger picture and the point is PGE making changes that save them money but keeps lives of our neighbors in danger.In monitoring from the air, if they see something it will take time to get to the problem, they will have to evacuate. If an explosion there will be death and fire and they will not be able to deal with the pipe because they will be dealing with fire. If the pipe were in an area free of homes the pipes can be dealt with and people will at least have a chance. I want our neighbors safe, they deserve to have a life. I understand it will be expensive,but it is possible.
Posted by Frustrated, a resident of the Stierlin Estates neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Haven't we had enough of PG&E putting profits ahead of safety? These neighbors have a ticking time bomb under their yards, and PG&E would rather strip their private oasis than spend the extra money to move the pipeline. Isn't one destroyed neighborhood enough for them to see the folly in staying on their present course? How incredibly selfish and fiscal. The new CEO wants to improve their relationship with the people of CA. Yeah, right. Sure does look like he's working hard to achieve that particular goal. Seems to me that the executives and stockholders could do without some of the wallet stuffing that goes on, and do the right thing by the state for a change. Also, why should this hand-full of neighbors be expected to shoulder the entire responsibility for providing the gas to this wonderful city and beyond? They will obviously lose any hope of resale value on their homes - who wants to buy a home with pipe 132 running through a backyard that isn't allowed to have any trees or shrubs in it? I can pretty much answer that - NO ONE. So, the answer is simple, but maybe more expensive than PG&E wants to spend. Move the pipeline. It's the right and moral thing to do.