Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to present new street light plan to Public Lighting Authority today

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to present a new street light plan to the city's Public Lighting Authority today.

During an event on Saturday, Duggan unveiled several new ideas to improve Detroit, including a proposal to improve the city's street lights.

Duggan is calling on the Public Lighting Authority to replace all of the city's old sodium bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights that cost less.

He said the plan that was adopted by the authority last year needs to be changed. Instead of only placing street lights on the end of each neighborhood block, Duggan is calling for street lights to also be placed in the middle of each block.

"The standard for lighting, whether it's in Dearborn or Royal Oak or Boston, is a light in a neighborhood every 200 or 300 feet," Duggan said. "The standard that we are going to present is going to match the standard of Dearborn and Royal Oak and Chicago and Boston."

The Public Lighting Authority Board meets at 5 p.m. on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

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