We’re continuing to cover how Jacksonville’s budget back-and-forth is affecting you.
Just a few weeks after the city first shut more than 2,300 street lights in an effort to save money, we’ve learned JEA is now about halfway through getting all those lights turned back on.
The city shut the lights in an effort to save about $300,000, but that brought a lot of outcry especially from businesses where the lights were shut off. As the budget closeout process was completed, more money was found, and that was dedicated to getting the lights back on.
JEA began the process of turning on the lights on April 3rd. They tell us it should be complete May 1st.