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Berkeley Citizens for Utility Undergrounding

Google Group

A new BCUU Google Group is now live! Join BCUU and then join our Google Group and connect with BCUU community members. This forum will be open to all BCUU members seeking information or wanting to share, comments, questions, or concerns.


We invite you to check out our news blog for more information on  the events happening in our lovely county.  We share local safety, environmental, and other News and Reference materials for forming a Utility Undergrounding District in Berkeley. 


Greater Public Safety

Lower Maintenance & Operating Costs

  • Lower post-storm and fire restoration cost

  • Lower tree-trimming cost 

Greater Reliability

  • Greater reliability during severe weather

  • Less damage during severe weather allowing for faster service uptime

  • Less damage from lightning, animals, and tree branches

Improved Community Aesthetics

  • Removal of poles and wires

  • Healthier trees


Over 40 Berkeley UUDs have been formed and undergrounding completed. Many have been benefited from a sizable contribution from utility company Rule 20 funds. Others have been paid for with developer, other organization or government contributions.  Still, others have been funded largely by property owners themselves.


Several hundreds of your neighbors are participating members of BCUU. We invite you to join our organization.



This is a grass roots project supported by residents concerned about our community.  


We are all neighbors juggling our various responsibilities.  At the same time, we are interested in advancing community development, building community resilience, and preparing for anticipated emergencies and recovery programs.


This website is dedicated to supporting and informing Berkeley Citizens interested in utility undergrounding.  Together we can build a safer, more resilient, more pleasant Berkeley.

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT We are Grant and Eleanor Cutler, and we support putting all overhead wires underground.

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT I am Stefano Schiavon. I support this project to increase safety, livability, beauty and well-being in our community.

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT I am Devi Dutta-Choudhury. I support the under grounding of power lines to increase the safety and livability of our neighborhood.

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT. I'm Marvin Snow. I urge you to join with your neighbors to build this fire-life safety and community improvement project.

I support this project

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT I am Victoria Legg and I am excited by the prospect of our community investing for the 21st century.

I Support this Project

I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT I am Michael Scott and I urge you to support power and telecom undergrounding in Berkeley.

The BCUU Steering Committee:


Kim-mai Cutler, Oliver Fross, Grant Cutler,

Devi Dutta-Choudhury, Marvin Snow, and Larry White 

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