Lighting Improvement Project

 Updated: April 24, 2015

 Light Up Vallejo! A Lighting Improvement Project

Project Allocation: $ 170,000
Votes: 1,619   Voting finish among 12 projects approved: #2
Project Description:
Install tree lighting in the downtown; convert street lights from high pressure sodium (HPS) to LED; install new street lights to enhance public safety.

Implementing Entity:
Public Works Department, City of Vallejo

This project aims to increase public safety (including pedestrian safety) and improve Vallejo’s image by increasing nighttime visibility.  The downtown lights provide an aesthetic boost.  LED light emit stronger light and provide energy savings of up to 50%, providing benefit to both residents and the City.  Installing street lights where none exist also deters criminal activity.

On June 24, 2014, the City Council allocated $1.7m to replace all of the approximately 8,000 HPS lights in the City to LED.  The conversion will result in an estimated annual energy savings of $392,764 and a rebate of $650,000 from PG&E if the project is completed by the end of 2014.  Given that the City is pursuing LED conversions through this initiative, the PB project will now focus entirely on installing new streetlights throughout Vallejo until all project funds are expended.

To report a street light in need of maintenance, visit SeeClickFix.

Project Updates:  All funds will be expended within the 2015/16 Fiscal Year, which ends on June 30, 2016. 
4/2015 To date, $10,016 (or 5.9%) has been expended. LED conversion has been completed, and Public Works will now focus on completing the installation of 12-20 new light poles throughout the city in FY 2015/16.
12/2013 Tree lights are installed in four blocks of Georgia Street in downtown (200-500 block). 
7/9/2013 The City Council adopts Resolution 13-095 N.C., redistributing $170,000 from the General Fund to implement the project.

 Resolution No. 13-095 N.C.
 Original Project Proposal