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Yakima City Council to consider upgrading all streetlights in the city

Yakima City Council to consider upgrading all streetlights in the city.

YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima City Council members are considering a proposal to upgrade all of the street lights in the city.

If council approves the project, about four thousand lights would get new, more energy-efficient bulbs that would reduce energy costs for the city.

City leaders expect the project to pay itself off in 12 years and, if it doesn't, the company hired to do the work has agreed to cover the left over costs.

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore also see this as a way to help reduce crime.

"With the high efficiency lighting the coverage will be better, the lighting will be better and there will be fewer crime opportunities," he said.

The project will cost about two-and-a-half million dollars and the project will be done around fall.

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