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3 years 11 months ago

Neighborhoods can keep street lights off

Earlier this year, the City of Colorado Springs turned off many of the street lights around town. It became a symbol of the cities budget problems and enraged citizens. "I was very disappointed." says Colorado Springs resident Etta McLanhan, "I felt like they weren't taking into consideration the safety issues...

4 years 7 months ago

Mayor Rivera makes CNBC appearance

Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera made an appearance on national TV Tuesday morning, CNBC's "Power Lunch" booked him as a guest after an article in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal. Rivera answered questions about the city's budget-cutting measures, including turning off street lights, volunteers picking up trash in parks and taxi...

4 years 8 months ago

Some street lights turned back on

Hundreds of streetlights have been turned off this year as part of a city plan to save more than 1 million dollars. Dave Krauth, a traffic engineer with the city says citizen reaction came swift. "People were concerned with streets being dark." he explains, "They couldn't see the sidewalks or...

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