Our 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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