12.16.010   Underground installation required for new construction.
   The council finds and determines that the public interest requires that all poles, overhead lines and associated overhead structures used in supplying electric service, communications service or similar associated service to be constructed in the city of Palo Alto after July 1, 1965, shall be placed in underground locations in order to promote and preserve the health, safety and general welfare of the public and to assure the orderly development of the city of Palo Alto. The director of utilities, or designee, may authorize poles, overhead lines and associated overhead structures for new construction when the director determines that an installation in an underground location in any particular instance would not be feasible or practicable. The decision of the director is final.
(Ord. 4945 § 34, 2007: Ord. 4908 § 1, 2006: Ord. 2611 § 5, 1971: Ord. 2231 (part), 1965: prior code § 37.201)