Our friends at the Seattle PostGlobe say that the Mayor’s team is promising a better response on streetlight fixes:
Even though the city faces a reduced budget, using the money this summer, when fewer lights go out during the long days, would allow crews to work overtime to catch up on fixing the lights.
Burned-out lights still won’t be fixed as quickly as nine years ago, but Fryer said in an e-mail that crews should be able to repair streetlights in about 10 days after they’re reported – better than the month and a half that it now takes to get to them.
But lights will only get fixed if you report them:
- Write down the pole number for the light that’s out (look for yellow numbers on a black background)
- Fill out the form on the city’s website: http://www.seattle.gov/light/streetlight/form.asp
- Keep track of how long it takes to get a fix, and let us know in the comments below if it’s more than 10 days