Creating a City Streetlight Policy

streetlightbayview.jpgOur city's streetlights have suffered from neglect and underfunding for years. Part of this stems from our system that divides ownership and maintenance responsibilities between the City and PG&E. This leads to overlap and insufficient coordination. I've introduced a City Streetlight Policy that will establish clear city policies like switching to LED lighting, creating pedestrian scale lighting, and establishing a requirement that burned out streetlights be fixed within 48 hours. Additionally, the policy calls for the City to develop a single, city-managed streetlight program, which requires acquiring PG&E's streetlights. Well-lit streets and sidewalks create a safe and vibrant nighttime environment, and we need a clear policy vision to set us on that path.

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