Rose Park Neighborhood Association was contacted by LBPD in June of 2016 with an offer to be a pilot site for solar-powered motion detection lighting in an under-lit area of our neighborhood. The project a creation of Rebuilding Together, was coordinated by it’s Board President, Terri Griffith. Who then reached out to Commander Liz Griffen, Eastside Commander LBPD which resulted in 60 lights on 50 properties installed adjacent to the Park, Rose Park. All funds were raised by RTLB, permission for installation was coordinated by LBPB and on a very rainy day in December, 2016 RTLB volunteers and off-duty LBPB officers and staff climbed ladders and used power tools to install these lights.
Commander Griffin and Terri Griffith were on hand last night at our May Community meeting to give us an update. The lights went up in December, 2016. At this point, there are very preliminary findings. Of note is that callers to 911 re: potential disturbances are able to give more detailed descriptions and there has been no increase in calls. This is the first of its kind in the western part of the United States. We have much to learn about “Night Lighting” actions. Continue reading Innovative Pilot Project in Rose Park