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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-6
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  July 30, 2012
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: Cardinal Medeiros Avenue is a heavily traveled route for both vehicles and pedestrians; and
   
WHEREAS: Street trees have created a pleasant canopy that shades the street and sidewalk enhancing the pedestrian experience during the day; and 
   
WHEREAS: The canopy has also become so dense that traditional street lighting cannot sufficiently illuminate the ground below resulting in a very dark street during evening hours; and
   
WHEREAS: The city has regularly pruned the trees in an attempt to improve the lighting, but the canopy is too dense for noticeable results; and
   

WHEREAS:

The street, which experiences significant pedestrian activity as well as automobile, could benefit from the installation of lighting that is below the canopy; now therefore be it
   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Commissioner of Public Works and the City Electrician to discuss the installation of lower and decorative lighting along Cardinal Medeiros Avenue and to report back to the City Council. 
    

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