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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Hemet council approves streetlight LED retrofit plan to brighten city streets


Last updated 9/6/2018 at 4:01pm

The Hemet City council is hoping the “brighten” the city streets after authorizing the city manager to establish an interfund loan from the general fund to support the purchase of 1,738 Edison power poles and eventually retrofit all the city’s streetlights with brighter LED lights.

The loan from the general fund would come from available fund balances from departments and be paid back from the revenues coming out of the 42 street light districts in the city. The total cost of the recently approved streetlight purchase from Edison and the retrofit of all the lights would be an estimate...

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