When business owners and homeowners work together to install better lighting (simple motion detector lights) on properties it is always a deterrent for crime. In areas that are hit repeatedly, the victims should consider installing cameras. And NEVER confront a tagger/vandal in person, safety always comes first.
Residents can work with Council Districts, Neighborhood Council, GPIA and your Neighborhood Prosecutor on exploring the installation of utilitarian lights with DWP and Bureau of Street
Lighting. Utilitarian lights are simply placed on existing wooden power poles.
(ON WOODEN POWER POLES)
Upon request by nearby residents or businesses, the City may install one light on an existing power pole at an intersection, on a street, or in an alley no closer than every 300 feet from another streetlight. There is no cost for installation or maintenance. This lighting is only for minimal traffic safety and not considered a permanent system. The Department of Water and Power investigates all requests for utilitarian lights. Call 1-800-DIAL-DWP.