Thursday, March 5, 2009

City Councilmember Wants CH to Turn Off the Lights

ABC 7 reports on Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh's proposal to dim the city's street lights. Cheh's thoughts: "It's useless and wasteful and just plain dumb. They should shine on the subject that they're shining on and they should shine downward."

Cheh needs to be realistic. I enjoy a "view of the cosmic natural beauty of the night sky" but fully well know I can only see the brightest of stars when living in the city. And calling for more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient lighting is a positive proposal, but doing so in disregard to the safety of city residents and visitors is not the best way to do so.

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