West Medford Left in the Dark

, Posted: Fri, March 30 2012 at 8:11 AM, Updated: Fri, March 30 2012 at 9:08 AM

The Medford City Council could leave some residents in the dark this summer, after a proposal to turn off street lights, in an attempt to save money.

Street lights could be turned off this July and August on Columbus, West Main, Jackson, and Peach streets-- all in west Medford.

The two month project would serve as a study to determine if the plan will go citywide.

Some council members are not backing the idea-- saying the lack of light would spark fear in residents. 

This controversial proposal comes just after the Ashland City Council  decided against the installation of street lights along the bike path where David Grubbs was killed late last year-- they say the lights would provide a false sense of security.

Back in Medford-- council members will hold a public town hall to get the community's opinion.

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