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LETTERS STREET LIGHTING FEE SPIKE COMING.



Lancaster voters will be asked in May or June to approve increased street lighting fees, and that's the bad news. There isn't any good news; it only gets worse.

That same measure automatically links future lighting fee increases to the Consumer Price Index. Carte blanche CARTE BLANCHE. The signature of an individual or more, on a while. paper, with a sufficient space left above it to write a note or other writing.
     2. In the course of business, it not unfrequently occurs that for the sake of convenience, signatures in blank are
 credit to a public agency - you've got to be kidding.

Naive the public may be, but obtuse, no. The proposed 55 percent lighting fee increase indicates that half the street lights in Lancaster need to be cycled off, or if you prefer, turn them all off.

On a warm summer night it would be pleasant to stargaze star·gaze  
intr.v. star·gazed, star·gaz·ing, star·gaz·es
1. To gaze at the stars.

2. To daydream.

Verb 1.
 from one's back yard and not be blinded by the visually polluting pol·lute  
tr.v. pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing, pol·lutes
1. To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter. See Synonyms at contaminate.

2.
, intense electromagnetic emission of thousands of low-pressure sodium vapor lamps A sodium vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. There are two varieties of such lamps: low pressure and high pressure.  randomly spaced throughout the city.

Darwin M. Ochs

Lancaster
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