IDA’s Executive Director, Scott Feierabend has sent an urgent letter to Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s regarding the proposed outdoor lighting plan. This letter urges Emanuel and his Administration to choose a safe, responsible outdoor lighting plan.
For the past 30 years IDA, whose mission is to eliminate light pollution and its environmental impacts, has advocated for responsible outdoor lighting that serves the needs of our communities and that protects and conserves the natural resources integral to the sustainability of our urban landscapes.
As presently proposed, the City’s planned replacement of more than 270,000 streetlights will dramatically exacerbate – rather than mitigate – Chicago’s light pollution. For this reason, IDA urges Emanuel’s administration to incorporate IDA recommendations to the City’s final lighting plan.
We need your help!
Public comments will be taken by Emanuel’s Administration until January 9, 2017. We urge you to take a moment to send a message to each of the following leaders in this project. Below is a sample letter we have created to be shared.
- Rahm Emanuel (Mayor of Chicago)
- Leslie Darling (Executive Director of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust)
- George Marquisos (Project Manager at Public Building Commission of Chicago)
- Dan Burke (State Representative)
- Michael Claffey (Chicago Department of Transportation)
- Michael Kelly (General Superintendent of the Chicago Park District)
- Timothy Later (Chief of Staff, Board of Commissioners)
Send a hardcopy letter via regular mail to:
Chicago Department of Transportation
CDOT Streetlight Demo
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60602