I hate to be the proverbial canary in the coal mine, but from the events of last Friday, I sincerely hope that we come to terms that we are in a crisis with likely worse events and consequences when the actual fire season begins. After all, the Canyon is a tinder box and disaster waiting to happen.
I must emphasize that we do not have the luxury to wait until the end of the year for the anticipated undergrounding utilities report to the Council. This calls for emergency action, and I sincerely hope the Council moves to warp speed to begin undergrounding now.
Insofar as paying for this, we should exhaust all resources before we go for a bond or vote of the public, such as Caltrans and Edison or federal dollars, considering the canyon is a scenic highways and emergency thoroughfares and is under the control of Caltrans.
Alan Boinus, Laguna Beach
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