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  Fight Intrusive Lights @ White Rock Lake Park


James Northrup


The installation of lakeside light poles has been suspended.

A public meeting is called for May 22 7:30 PM at Winfrey Point.

Neighbors can voice their opinions about this plan.

City staff will attempt to justify the lights based on ?security ?, but there is no justification to over-light the lakeside lots.

The most common park crime is burglary of motor vehicles (BMV), and most BMV's occur during the day ? when burglars can see.  Over-lighting facilitates night BMV's.  Burglars can't see into a dark car.

There's no evidence of significant night crime on the lakeside.

There's no justification to light the lakeshore for "security".

Crime lights will attract people to the park after the Midnight curfew.

Security cameras are a more effective deterrent - day and night.

Over-lighting will damage the lake?s natural beauty every night. 

Look up ?White Rock Lake Crime Lights? on the web.

Please ask our Councilman not to ruin the lakeside views at night by e-mailing him at

More importantly,

Come to the meeting on May 22, 7:30 pm at Winfrey Point.






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