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Vashon PSE Activity Advisory Committee

CHARTER: “To learn more about the Puget Sound Energy tree wire project, the implications of the project for island property owners, and make recommendations for any appropriate action that the V-MCC should take.”  

ABOUT THE VASHON PSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The charter of the new Vashon PSE Activity Advisory Committee is “To learn more about the Puget Sound Energy tree wire project, the implications of the project for island property owners, and make recommendations for any appropriate action that the V-MCC should take.”  

The PSE  Activity Advisory Committee  was formed by a vote of the members on Feb 15, 2024. Its charter, approved by the  board, is to learn more about the Puget Sound Energy tree wire project, the implications of the project for island property owners, and make recommendations for any appropriate action that the V-MCC should take.

Jenny Bell is the Chair of this new committee. The committee has public meetings on the First Monday of the month at 6pm by Zoom. Contact Jenny Bell to obtain the Zoom link for the next meeting.

CONTACT: jennybell111@protonmail.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Property Rights and Preserving Street Frontage Trees

PSE Options

Council Motions Passed May 16, 2024

 

MINUTES and AGENDAS

Feb 29 Meeting Minutes

March 4 Agenda

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ABOUT COMM
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PETITION

CALL FOR UNDERGROUNDING ELECTRIC LINES on VASHON-MAURY ISLAND 

 

We the undersigned residents call for PSE to conduct feasibility studies into undergrounding electric distribution lines on our Island. We call on administrators/representatives to support Island requests. 

 

Undergrounding /on-grounding (GLDS) is an important opportunity to overcome key issues facing our community: 

  • NO PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoffs -'blackouts') affecting business, water supply and medical equipment - such announced by PSE for this summer  

  • 99% wildfire ignition risk reduction  

  • NO trees/vegetation trimmed or cut, streetscapes and property values/building rights are left intact 

  • NO PSE easement acquisition or eminent domain proceedings -lines left on the Right of Way (ROW) 

  • NO Asplundh crews and tree specialists being paid for extensive regular & costly ongoing maintenance 

  • Retaining our significant established trees as an important 'decarbonization' strategy  

  • Earthquake preparedness  

  • Climate change mitigation (e.g. undergrounding is supported by Dept. of Energy). DOE $34m in UG grants

 

PG&E California reduced wildfire risk by undergrounding at “the lowest long term cost to customers".        

 

“99% reduction in ignition risk at locations with lines undergrounded. This makes it one of the most effective ways to reduce wildfire risk at the lowest long-term cost to customers.”

 

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