I joined our media partners at NBC 7 San Diego this week to discuss whyKensington residents have proposed a special tax on themselves to save the neighborhood’s historic street lights.

The city is moving the neighborhood’s power lines underground, and it’s told residents they’ll have to raise their own money if they don’t want their historic decorative lights replaced with generic city street lights, called cobra lights. It’s another example of the numerous small ways the city’s budget woes are forcing residents to open their wallets just a little wider to protect what they like about their neighborhoods.

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Adrian Florido is a reporter for voiceofsandiego.org. He covers San Diego’s neighborhoods. What should he write about next?

Contact him directly at adrian.florido@voiceofsandiego.org or at 619.325.0528.

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Adrian Florido is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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