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November 25, 2011 (San Diego) -- Councilmember Marti Emerald, Council President Tony Young, the San Diego Police Department and Rebuilding Together teamed to launch the “Safe Light Project”  on November 22, beginning with the neighborhoods of Mt. Hope and Mountain View. The organizations are teaming with community volunteers to install solar lighting on homes in neighborhoods that lack adequate lighting.


“These lights will keep residents safe.  Lighting makes walking after dark safer and has been shown to reduce crime,” says Councilmember Emerald, who chairs the City’s Public Safety Committee. “We plan to install about 80 solar lights on homes to test their effectiveness.  If they cut crime and accidents, we plan to expand the program citywide,” explained Councilmember Emerald.

Volunteers went door to door through the Mt. Hope neighborhood  on November 22, to sign up property owners for the free solar lights donated by Rebuilding Together. The lights will be installed by volunteers from the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), all free of charge to homeowners.
The project kicked off at the Mountain View Community Center on November 22.  The Mountain View Community Center is located at 641 South Boundary St., San Diego.  


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Maybe if they install enough solar lights they can stop building the new SDG&E 500 Kva power line through my neighborhood. Personally, I turn out all my lights at night so the crooks can't find my house. Do people really go walking at night in the city?