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County Executive John R. Leopold Unveils Security Street Light Program to Increase Public Safety

October 17, 2007 (Annapolis) - In an effort to improve safety and security in Anne Arundel County communities County Executive John R. Leopold will kick off the Security Street Light Program with a ceremonial dig on Monday, October 29 at the intersection of 11th Avenue and 1st Street at 9:30 a.m. where there first light will be installed.

The ceremony will include brief remarks from the County Executive, BGE officials, and citizens who were instrumental in the execution of the security project and will also feature a special presentation by Park Elementary School students.

County Executive Leopold initiated the Security Street Light Program by putting $300,000 in the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget to target communities where better street lighting could deter crime. Mr. Leopold has asked Anne Arundel County Police Department officials to identify areas within neighborhoods that would benefit from increased security lighting and then coordinate with the Department of Public Works for installations, upgrades, or relocations where utility or fixtures already exist or need be installed for lighting.

Information and notices about the installation or upgrades will be sent to residents approximately 2 to 4 weeks prior to work. Nearly 220 new street lights are expected to be installed in FY 2008 and about 30 more existing streetlights will be upgraded.


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