San Diego

Del Mar neighborhood without streetlights for 2 years

DEL MAR, Calif. — People who stay in a single Del Mar neighborhood are fed up with how lengthy it is taking the City of San Diego to repair the damaged lights on their avenue.

As Halloween approaches, they’re anxious, saying getting them mounted is essential for the security of youngsters within the neighborhood.

Neighbors say the lights on Minorca Cove have been out since February of 2021.

“It is pitch black on this avenue,” stated Teryle Aguilar. Aguilar has by no means seen her avenue all lit up.

That’s as a result of she moved in a year in the past, and two of the one three lights on it have been damaged all the time.

(*2*) stated Aguilar.

The concern was first reported to the City’s Get It Done app.

Even although the neighborhood has a Del mar zip code, it’s a part of San Diego’s jurisdiction.

Mary Pierson says she reported the issue by cellphone as effectively, however no response. “Well, I can’t understand what has taken so long or why we’re out in this predicament because it’s dangerous,” stated Pierson.

The concern has been a scorching matter on Nextdoor, and has even became a working joke because the lights have been out for so lengthy.

“Everyone is talking to each other. Is the light fixed? No. Has anyone come today,” stated Aguilar.

All jokes apart, neighbors are particularly involved with Halloween only one week away, saying Minorca Cove normally sees tons of of trick or treaters.

“My husband has considered buying lights for the street,” stated Aguilar.

We took these considerations to the town. Back on October 3, a spokesperson emailed CBS 8 saying partially:

“This streetlight is pending assignment as part of a larger work order in this area. We should have electricians in this area within the next week or two.”

It’s been three weeks since then, and nobody has come out, although the standing on Get It Done says “in process.”

CBS 8 contacted the town once more and responded partially:

“I’ve each confidence that an imminent analysis of that space to evaluate restore it’s nonetheless the case.

Adding upkeep employees is:

“….working as quickly as they can to respond each and every report.”

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