SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has been beating the drums for better street lighting for years and now he’s pushing some legislative changes.
Among the initiatives, Wiener wants to prioritize street lighting for pedestrians out walking at night, switching to LED lights and their maintenance, including their replacement within 48 hours of when they go out.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Northern California
“Streetlights are very important for a neighborhood quality of life, yet they’ve been incredibly neglected in San Francisco,” said the District 8 supervisor, which represents neighborhoods including the Castro, Noe Valley, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley and Diamond Heights.
Part of the problem is because some street lights are owned and maintained by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and some by PG&E. Wiener wants to change that.READ MORE: Student Arrested For Threatening Violence At San Bruno's Capuchino High School