City officials push Legislature for solar lighing in Chihuahuita

February 2, 2011 • Local News, News

New solar light poles may line the streets of Chihuahuita, a notoriously rough neighborhood in east Roswell, after several years of delay.

Various city officials separately trekked to the state Roundhouse in Santa Fe this past week to press legislators to fund the $150,000 clean energy project. Mayor Del Jurney had previously requested that amount in the city’s capital outlay application in November.

“It’s a priority,” Jurney said, adding that the added street lights could help crime prevention. “It’s to try to bring light to those dark areas where kids are tempted and where bad things take place.”

City Councilor and Executive Director of MainStreet Roswell Dusty Huckabee has advocated for new street lights and sidewalks, as well as a police substation and medical clinic, in Roswell’s oldest neighborhood for the past three or four years.

Huckabee estimates that there is about one street light every four or five blocks in the area, which spans Login to read more

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