In January, the city was working on a survey of residential street lighting due to the neighborhood’s high number of car break-ins. Every block in the neighborhood was assessed to determine if additional lighting was required, was warranted or was even possible. The results are in. Of 104 blocks surveyed, 50 were rated as needing additional lighting. Twenty-one did not qualify. (Either a light was already in place or was simply not needed.) Another 33 blocks were rated as “not recommended” mainly due to tree canopies which would block out any lighting.
There is a process in place to add street lighting for the 50 blocks where the request is justified. If your block is one of the 50 that needs additional lighting and you would like more information on the process for adding lighting, contact us via the crime watch coordinator at CrimeWatch@LGNA.net.