streetlights http://wwno.org en New Orleans Plans to Fix Streetlights http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-plans-fix-streetlights <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; New Orleans hopes to have every streetlight in the city back on by the end of the year.</p><p>The city says there are about 10,900 streetlights not working and 4,793 of those are in need of repairs.</p><p>Mayor Mitch Landrieu said &quot;lighting up the city&quot; will make the city safer.</p><p>Jon Johnson, city councilman for eastern New Orleans, says many residents are afraid to leave their homes at night because of broken lighting.</p><p>The mayor says workers have fixed about 16,000 streetlights since he took office. The city owns about 54,400 streetlights.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 15:12:06 +0000 The Associated Press 10125 at http://wwno.org