“Lights On West Hollywood” Program Offers Free Motion-Activated Lights

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The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about its “Lights On West Hollywood” program. The program enhances public safety in West Hollywood’s neighborhoods by providing free motion detector lights to qualifying properties in the City. All West Hollywood addresses are eligible for participation in the Lights On program.

“The Lights On program is a simple, yet highly effective way, in which the City is responding to community concerns about safety on the City’s Eastside,” said Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman. “We all have a part to play in keeping our neighborhoods safe and some things, such as safety lighting, are just good common-sense fundamentals. I hope this program is widely used across the City.”

The Lights On program is part of a series of community safety initiatives that were approved by the West Hollywood City Council in December 2016. The City’s Public Safety Department is working to implement these initiatives, which include targeting abandoned and neglected properties, improving lighting in residential neighborhoods, and working with social service agencies to ensure best practices are employed.

To receive a free motion-activated light through the Lights On program, participants must be West Hollywood residents or own a business or property in the City. One light is available per address and lights are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The City of West Hollywood will not install lights or be responsible for maintenance. Supplies are limited and Neighborhood Watch participants will receive priority. Applicants who are renters must have the authorization of the property owner where the light is to be installed.

Lights On program details and a downloadable application form are available on the City’s website at www.weho.org/lightson.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department, please visit www.weho.org/services/public-safety.

For additional information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department at (323) 848-6414. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Marco Colantonio is a longtime West Hollywood resident and community activist, former West Hollywood Disabilities Advisory Board member and founder/publisher emeritus of WEHO TIMES.
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