Council Requests Briefing from Oncor on Power Outage Response

Last Wednesday, I, along with six of my colleagues, requested that Oncor brief the Dallas City Council on the utility company’s response to power outages during the recent snow storm.

I have heard from many residents who went without power for days and who were frustrated by Oncor’s failure to communicate with them.  I also heard from residents who told me they often experience power outages and they would like an explanation was wel as a remediation plan from Oncor.  I look forward to talking with Oncor about these issues.

Here is the memo (click for a pdf version):


Got Issues With Oncor Tree Trimming? Come to Oct. 12 Meeting

I love trees, and it just kills me to see trees hacked into “V’s” around power lines. I understand fallen tree limbs can cause power outages, but perhaps there’s a better way to address pruning issues?

That’s one of the issues we’ll discuss at my upcoming meeting on Monday, October 12 at Arlington Hall (3333 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219), beginning at 6:30pm.

I’ve received many complaints from residents about Oncor’s aggressive tree trimming around power lines, and at our meeting, we’ll hear from Oncor, arborists, and concerned residents who’ve been researching how other cities address tree trimming around power lines.

I hope you’ll join me and let your neighbors know.