SHOULD THERE BE A BAN ON UTILITY POLES IN FRONT OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES?
Houston City Council member Peter Brown is on a mission to clean up Houston’s scenic view. He says the city has been littered with overhead power poles that only taint Houston’s beauty. Brown says power companies like CenterPoint Energy should look at burying their cables or installing their untility poles on easements behind properties instead of locating them directly in front of homes and businesses. Brown says Houston is one of the few cities in the country that allow power companies to locate power poles wherever they want. CenterPoint spokesperson Alicia Dixon tells The Insite their company is more than willing to work with the council member and the community. She says however underground utility lines are 15 times more expensive than overhead. She says the extra expense would be passed on to the consumer and or the developer. Dixon says they’re hoping to meet with the council member to hash out differences. In the meantime, council member Brown is hoping to draft an ordinance that would allow the city to control where utility poles are located in your community.
(As First Seen on FOX 26 News Morning Show)