What are 20A" funds?

By California law, each utility with overhead lines (PG&E, AT&T and Comcast) is required to set aside a small portion of our monthly payments for future undergrounding of those lines. For Los Altos Hills this amounts to about $50,000 per year that is set aside for these projects, accumulating over time if unused. We used our accumulated funds to fund our two pilot projects in 2008. 

Using these funds alone, it would take hundreds of years to underground our entire town.

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1. What are we talking about?
2. What is the scope of the project?
3. What experience do we have with undergrounding?
4. What are 20A" funds?
5. What data do we have on the cost of undergrounding?
6. What would a town-wide undergrounding project cost?
7. How could we fund this type of project?
8. Does undergrounding improve safety and reliability?
9. Does undergrounding improve property values?