A brighter city is a safer city says Ocean Springs alderman
The City of Ocean Springs is putting on the final touches on a project aiming to shed light on safety and the environment.
City officials have been working on installing more street lights and replacing existing lights in Ocean Springs with LED bulbs. Aldermen tell News 25 the city is about 90 percent done with the project. The lights are saving money for the city as well as making Ocean Springs more eco-friendly.
Ocean Springs Alderman Matt McDonnell says the lighting improvements will reduce issues after dark in downtown. “When you got brighter light, more light, we actually added more fixtures, then it gives people a lot more sense of safety when they’re out walking, jogging, and riding their bikes. While we’ve had some issues downtown, we’re going to step up security and bring in more uniform police officers to work regular shifts, but the lighting is important and without the lighting it wouldn’t be safe.”
The city electrician tells News 25 they’re also working to have LED lights installed in all of the city’s buildings as well.