Recently the Sedona City Council was presented with designs for the lights that will be installed along SR89A in West Sedona. There is a meeting tonight (10-28-09) at 5:30 tonight. You can access the ADOT information at: http://www.sedonaaz.gov/egov/sidePage.aspx?dID=ADOT%20Packet%20-%2089A%20Lighting%20Alternatives
The lighting of SR89 is a result of accidents which have occurred over the years.
Having said that, there is a group of “concerned citizens” who believe that there is no need to light up a commercial area because they say that most accidents happened during the day. They also site that Sedona needs to be “dark sky”. These same citizens have posted articles and petitions stating they represent the majority of the citizens of Sedona.
I want to see the lighting of SR89A for the safety of everyone who drives that stretch of state road.
The lights will be compliant with lights used by other dark sky cities – notable Flagstaff (the first dark sky city). Years ago I lived in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, beneath Mauna Kea’s telescopes, and lived with the same kind of lights that the City of Sedona will get along the SR89A corridor.
The lighting of SR89A will make Sedona a safer city now and for generations to come.
Hope I see some of you tonight at the meeting to select the design of lights that will be installed.