Public Lighting

Robert Matthew Doyle (Credit: Michigan State Police)

Detroit Man Caught Stealing Copper From Light Poles

An alleged copper thief is behind bars after he was caught in the act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2013

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Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012


Michigan Senate Takes No Action On Lighting Bills

State senators have failed to act on three bills Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says are critical to his plan to update the city’s aging street lighting system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2012

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Detroit Lighting Fix Stalls In Senate

The state Senate has failed to take action on a plan that would have set up a commission to earmark taxes and sell bonds to fix Detroit’s streetlight system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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Legislation Aims To Illuminate A Darkened Detroit

With an estimated 60 percent of street lights out in the Detroit a Michigan lawmaker says she has a possible solution to the city’s chronic public lighting problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2012

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Detroit City Council Meets With Mayor In Closed Session

Members of Detroit City Council have recently met in private with Mayor Dave Bing on a number of serious problems facing the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2011

Brown Pushes To Privatize Detroit Lighting

Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown has given up on the City’s Public Lighting Department ever being able to keep the lights on across the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011

Detroit Council Tackles “Huge Problems” In Public Lighting

As blackouts spread across the city and many Detroit schools are forced to send students home, parents are wondering what’s going on with the lighting system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2011