Shining light on a proposed policy

The city of Minneapolis is holding a series of neighborhood meetings at which residents can learn more about the proposed city street lighting policy.

Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18—Lynnhurst Park, 1345 Minnehaha Parkway W.
Tuesday, Sept. 25—Nokomis Park, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway
Thursday, Sept. 27—Kenwood Park, 2101 Franklin Ave. W.

According to a city statement, the proposed policy has a number of objectives:

• Maximizing the quality, sustainability, and visibility of the street lighting system
• Contributing to added comfort and safety for pedestrians, bicyclist, transit users, and motorist
• Creating a consistent and cohesive lighting system based in place-type characteristics throughout the City of Minneapolis
• Providing pole and fixture options that are aesthetically pleasing and high quality
• Providing clear guidance on expected installation methods, procedures and maintenance service levels
• Creating a system that is cost efficient, easy to operate, and maintainable
• Addressing costs to the City’s capital, maintenance, and operations budgets

You can read the proposed policy at the city’s website.

For more information, contact Beverly Warmka at 300 Border Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405, by fax at (612) 370-3973, or by email at Beverly.warmka@ci.minneapollis.mn.us.