Sunday, June 14, 2015

Underground Wars In Newport Beach

Nothing will without fail Nimbies unite
More than the specter of neighborhood blight
Especially when it involves power lines in one’s line of sight
Battle lines now drawn in an area of Newport Heights
New move to put the power lines underground
From an aesthetic view seems most sound
Slight catch is that such a move is not cheap
In fact the cost is somewhat steep
At least it can on one’s property tax bill be tacked
2500 or so for ten years to end eyesores that property values detract
But the power line that used to go from the pole to the home
Is outside the ten year property tax assessment zone
To their pocketbook surprise to the underground lines to connect
An upfront five or ten grand check
Ironic that in many parts of the world people would die
For a chance to see electric power lines in the sky
Not so in the land of yachts and a city hall with concrete waves
No wonder as Americans we sometimes find it hard to save
© June 14, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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