IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC LIGHTING
Presented by: Maria Elena Ortiz
Seconded by: Maria Ramírez
Testimony by: Antonia Velásquez
Date: 21 de Octubre del 2022
Whereas: The darkness in our neighborhoods due to the lack of public lighting, is a reason to give way to vandalism and accidents. In addition, the image of our neighborhoods is also affected.
Whereas: There is a danger that, as families, we cannot spend more time outside during the evening and enjoy that our children and young people can have some physical activity. Since the cars pass at high speed and due to the lack of public lighting, our children and young people can be run over by a driver who cannot see them.
Whereas: School buses often pick up children before dawn and drop them off at dusk, and since there is no public lighting, our children, young people and their parents must wait in the dark, putting their safety at risk.
Whereas: The residents of the colonias continue to be willing to continue paying an annual fee for the use of electricity from the mercurial lights, and that the county continues to invest in public light infrastructure to a greater number of colonias per year.
Therefore, be it resolved: The La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to work for commissioners who continue to use a percentage of CDBG funds and other funds, to that the neighborhoods that have light poles in the back of the land are in an even higher percentage of being installed in the front, as well as the installation of new poles and mercurial lamps.
Therefore, be it resolved: The La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to work together with the commissioners so that they continue to work with us in implementing the number of colonias lit per year.
Therefore, be it resolved: The La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to remind the commissioners through press conferences of the need for the colonias and with civic actions, neighborhood meetings with the commissioners, creating campaigns on special occasions and with our constant presence in the commissioners court and is committed to continue delivering 75% of the agreed signatures, so that families in the neighborhoods do not lack this useful and important basic need for public lighting.
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