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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:44 pm | Updated: 6:44 am, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

On July 30, Lodi resident David Bertocchini saw plants he had recently planted on the west side of his home trampled and destroyed, and a new green electrical utility box sticking up out of the ground.

“It looked like a hit-and-run without someone leaving a note,” he told Lodi City Council members at their weekly shirtsleeves meeting early Tuesday morning.

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  • Todd Cronin posted at 11:23 am on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 143

    You know dave, over the last fifty or so years, AMAZING
    advancements have been achieved in the field of spray
    paint as well as stencil technology.
    Perhaps you can contact "Banksy", Shepard Fairey or
    any number of the local street/graffiti artists to ease
    your mind and solve your plight....

  • Bob Dirocco posted at 10:57 am on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    Bobinlodi Posts: 23

    It would be interesting to know what is done in Modesto by MID, where most of the electric utlities are underground, and the transformer vaults are square grids flush with the ground. A city 5 times the size of Lodi, where I still have a house. I have asked them many times how they keep them from filling with water, and they say they manage it well. To my knowledge, they have not replaced anything with above ground, and claim a very high reliability rating. Or are those underground vaults making the rates rise? Anyone up here know someone at MID to ask? Does not above-ground boxes sort of diminish the visual appreciation of underground utilites? Is cable next?

  • John Kindseth posted at 9:41 am on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 246

    Welcome to the age of electricity.

  • Robert Molle posted at 9:36 am on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    Robert Molle Posts: 51

    If you sealed the box who would anyone ever open it to service it? The needs of many outweigh the desires of a few. Suck it up.



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