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.
Mayor Dave Bing has announced a plan aimed at lighting some of Detroit’s most darkened streets and freeways.
The streetlights will stay off in Detroit because there’s no agreement on a plan to get them turned them back on.
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.
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.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that the City of Detroit has won a $400,000 Advanced Lighting Technology Demonstration grant to upgrade street lights in six areas of the city.
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation says the newer, more energy efficient lamps will provide the city significant savings.
City Councilman DeAndre Windom is taking on incumbent Mayor Hubert Yopp. The de-commissioning of some street lights in the city is a hot issue.
Some members of Detroit City Council are calling for an independent study of the lighting department after numerous complaints of dangerously dark streets.