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Mayor: Extra lighting for city will cost $125,000


August 7, 2013

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana’s proposal to have the city buy more lights to combat crime will cost $25,000 more than he estimated....

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Aug-07-13 6:22 AM

In addition to the costs for the poles, the proposal should also include the expected increase in the electric power bill and the maintenance costs like changing light bulbs since a bucket truck or man lift type devise will be needed.

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Aug-07-13 8:16 AM

Texas, I would imagine they are solar powered. And I'm sure they city already owns a truck with a bucket. It's not like they don't have street lights already. Stop being a negative nancy.

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Aug-07-13 8:34 AM

Frankly, I don't have a problem with this at all. I've contacted the mayor multiple times, about multiple things, this was one of them. It needs done, stop whining about it.

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Aug-07-13 8:54 AM

Crime will still happen day or night. Lights won't prevent crime. All it will do is raise taxes and be a waste of money.

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Aug-07-13 11:08 AM

Bridge st.

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Aug-07-13 11:47 AM

jj, your'e one of those people that want a solution, until you have to help be financially responsible for that solution, then that solution is the wrong solution.

That's the wrong attitude. I'm speaking only for myself but I can accept a little extra tax money out of my check if it means the city is at least TRYING to make the city safer. We will the lights prevent crime? No, probably not, could it help push them out of certain areas? perhaps, that's a start.

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Aug-07-13 2:43 PM

I'm not saying it's wrong I'm just saying it won't work. I've lived in a much bigger, more crime and drugged filled city. Drive by shootings are the norm. Drugs are easy to buy.

Until the drug problems are faced crime will continue to rise. I'm not a nay sayer but I'm thinking logically. If it works than fine, but from experience day or night, lights or no lights it will still happen.

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Aug-07-13 2:54 PM

maybe they dont live there anymore but i personally have known of drug activity on the bridge street apartments. does the govt fund these?? there needs to be a stop, evictions placed and more strict enforcements. seems like theres more than just me who knows about bridge street.

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Aug-08-13 7:17 AM

more lights more cameras, what good are they if you hdon't have anyone watching them ?

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Aug-08-13 8:59 AM

biobaby, here's a question, are you reporting suspicious activity to the police? Because if not, that's why it's not being taken care of. Continually complaining about it in the paper, isn't going to get you very far.

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Aug-08-13 10:44 AM

Enact a toll for using sidewalks next

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