Great ideas! Like many of you, I have spent the past year working from an impromptu office in my bedroom, and, as these commenters suggest, it has greatly reduced my carbon footprint.
The issues of permitting seem straightforward, and we will definitely explore them.
For one thing, it will be interesting to see how companies evolve. In my case, my company is NOT requiring employees to go back to the offices, so I plan to work from home almost all of the time, now, which will definitely help to keep my carbon footprint low.
The issues better internet and cellular service are real, and we get that. I am not sure what the Town can do about this, but we can try. The issue of "last mile" is a problem in so many domains of life. I know that I had to install a signal booster at my house to get better wireless internet coverage. I suspect that there are different issues for each home, and the Town can try to encourage the cable companies to install improved infrastructure. Indeed, much of the proposed funding from the Federal Government is currently aimed at precisely this issue, so lets support our Federal electeds in their efforts to help us with this.
The issue of backup power is similarly real. I have addressed this issue in several previous posts, and I hope you will reread these. We will continue to write about new solutions, and we will continue to work to find ways to eliminate these issues.
Remember, though, that the root cause of the PSPS events is climate change. If we do not all come together and tackle this underlying cause, our problems will inevitably INCREASE, not ease.
Let's all try to avoid commuting for sure, and, let's never buy another gas car again.
Together, we can do this.