SPTC is revisiting plans for solar beach lights

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The San Pedro Town Council, in collaboration with the San Pedro Police Department, will once again attempt to install solar lights along the beaches of San Pedro Town. The project was originally planned in March 2016, but went dormant due to lack of resources.
Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit, Assistant Superintendent Henry Jemmott stated that the project is set to be revived. “I was recently in a meeting with Mayor Daniel Guerrero, where he brought up the initiative. Our plan is to restart the project as a safety measure to help us to deter crime. These lights are to be placed around the beaches, and will not only help improve the lighting conditions of the area, but reduce criminal activity,” said Jemmott.
Mayor Guerrero explained why the project had halted. The SPTC had redirected their focus at improving and expanding the streets in problematic areas before going ahead with the lighting program. However, the SPTC has all intentions to install the lights. “The SPTC has already installed 15 LED lights at San Mateo in November 2016. Before that, criminals used to hide out there. We are now looking to concentrate our resources on this project because it will help light our beaches, even during blackouts. I just want people to know that SPTC is trying and our plans will come into fruition,” said Guerrero.
While installing such lights can be an expensive investment at first, the SPTC is confident solar power will reduce costs in the future. To find out more information and updates on SPTC’s work, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SPtowncouncil

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