Monday, December 27, 2010

Last chance to stay in the dark

Posted By on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM

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If you prefer that your government keep you in the dark, you had better speak up quickly.

Time is running out to keep your Colorado Springs streetlights OFF.

Last chance to keep SELECT streetlights off

Citizens interested in keeping residential streetlights off must contact the City by Friday,
Dec. 31, 2010, either by calling (719) 385-2852 or by emailing streetlights@springsgov.com. City crews are preparing to reactivate residential streetlights impacted by the 2010 budget cuts.

After the initial contact is made, citizens will be given paperwork to document approval of at least 67 percent of affected neighbors (as determined by City staff). The paperwork must be completed and turned by Feb. 15, 2011.

Crews will begin turning residential streetlights back on beginning the week of Jan. 2, 2011.
More than 8,000 residential and arterial streetlights were initially deactivated by the City in early 2010 to save about $1.3 million for the general fund. The program successfully saved budget dollars but changing economic conditions provided City Council with the financial flexibility to add residential streetlight maintenance back into the 2011 general fund budget.

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