VISTA (AP) — To trim $9 million from their budget, Vista officials say they will shut off half of the city’s residential street lights in March unless property owners agree to pay higher lighting fees.
Fees could cost residents of the north San Diego County city between $4 and $20 a year.READ MORE: Dodgers Set To Open NLCS Against Braves
KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports.
In turn, Vista residents complained about bright lights at the new City Hall.READ MORE: Water Main Break Forces Road Closure In Marina Del Rey
City spokeswoman Andrea McCullough tells the North County Times that lights in the park behind the building have been shut off and lights in front of the Civic Center have been dimmed.
Inside the building, she says lights are being dimmed at 7 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.MORE NEWS: Multiple Victims Wounded In Whittier Shootings During Vigil
Most lights are energy-efficient so dimming them won’t save much, but McCullough says residents will at least know the city is doing its part.
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