As part of efforts to enhance safety and sustainability, the City of West Hollywood is retrofitting and installing light emitting diode (LED) streetlights on all City-owned streetlight fixtures in West Hollywood. The new LED streetlights are substantially more energy-efficient than the existing lights — using 30 to 40 percent of electricity levels, when compared to conventional streetlights — and will be less expensive to operate. In addition, the new streetlights will be equipped with a remote monitoring system that will allow City staff to more expediently detect and repair streetlight outages. The LED streetlights will also result in improved lighting, which will enhance visibility and safety along the City of West Hollywood’s streets.
Retrofitting work will begin on the east side of West Hollywood. The contractor will proceed toward the west until all of the City-owned streetlights have been converted to LED fixtures. There may be temporary disruptions to traffic and/or parking during the installation process at each streetlight location; however, the duration of work is expected to be less than one hour for each location to minimize disruption. When completed, the City of West Hollywood’s streetlight system will be more energy efficient, less costly, better maintained, and will provide improved visibility throughout the City.
The City of West Hollywood is dedicated to sustainability and preserving the environment. One of the City of West Hollywood’s core values is Respect for the Environment and the City has a strong record of developing and instituting progressive and forward-thinking environmental policies. The City is currently engaging the community in its people-centered Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) — an effort called “WeHo Climate Action” — to champion local actions needed to meet the challenges of a changing climate. Although climate change is a global problem, the City recognizes that strategies to adapt to a changing climate are best enacted at the local level. The plan will establish more aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, obtain feedback from those who are most impacted by climate change, empower the community to play an active role in creating a sustainable future, and support a vibrant and sustainable city for current and future generations. To find out more, visit www.weho.org/climateaction. For additional information about the City’s ongoing sustainability efforts, visit www.weho.org/gogreen.
For more information about the LED Retrofit project, please call City of West Hollywood Traffic Engineer Richard Garland, at (323) 848-6457 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Individuals are advised to stay at home as much as possible and limit close interactions to those in your household. When in public, community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet, and cover your face. Public Health officials recommend that everyone, even those who are vaccinated, to continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in in public.
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