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$188K budget proposal would increase downtown lighting
The Daily Progress Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

Hoping to alleviate public safety concerns, Charlottesville officials are planning to spend $188,000 in the next two fiscal years to install 15 streetlights throughout the downtown area.

The city recently declined to subsidize some of the operational costs of the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville, but the expenditure for the new streetlights is nearly four times the amount the association asked the city to spend on improving infrastructure downtown.

The city’s proposed five-year capital budget includes $94,000 allocations in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 just for lighting.

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