Friday Last Chance To Keep Streetlights Off

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

There were outcries by many in the Springs community when more than 8,000 streetlights were turned off in early 2010 so that the City could save money. With an improved monetary situation for the city government, streetlights are being turned back on—to the chagrin of a surprising number of people who have determined they prefer their streetlights off.

Citizens who want to keep their area dark have until Friday to notify the City. Crews will begin turning residential streetlights back on beginning the first week of January.

For those who want their lights kept off, they can call 719-385-2852 or e-mail


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  • by Lisa Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2010 at 02:25 PM
    Does anyone know why the street lights on 8th street are kept off? It's a very dark street with a large hill and many side streets?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    I would like some lights in the stetson hills area they have money for ugly speed bumps you cant even see without the lights
  • by Ashley Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2010 at 01:16 PM
    Having just moved here, I am shocked by the darkness of the city, and I hardly feel safe driving around here at night. Not too mention that it is so dangerous for the joggers around the area that I see out jogging at night in the street. I really hope that the city turns all the light back on, not just some of them. It is too dangerous for an urban environment.
  • by Gail Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    City lights are the enemy of stargazers. If you own a telescope, you need the area dark to use it effectively. I'm sure most people who don't want the street lights back on fall into this category.
  • by Madonna on Dec 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    I want to see lights on to protect pedestrians and drivers all over town.
  • by Bill Location: Colorado Springs, Co. on Dec 27, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    Only criminals & troublemakers would choose to keep the streetlights off. For a safer Colorado Springs, turn the lights on!!
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