Shine the Light

Quality of Life Committee

French Quarter Citizens Security Task Force

“Shine the Light” 

The Quality of Life Committee has unveiled its 2012 initiative is to improve the lighting of homes and businesses throughout the French Quarter.

Vincent Marcello made a presentation at the FQC Quarterly meeting on March 15th to announce this initiative. A map of the FQ was made available for FQC members to sign up to become a block captain. Block captains survey their area to determine where there are buildings that need to be lit, as well as to note street lamps that are not working. Once the surveys are completed (goal is by April 30) a list of homes and businesses that are not lit will be compiled. A letter will be sent to the property owner requesting that they join us in the “Shine the Light” initiative by turning their house lights on, or asking their tenants to turn the lights on. We will include information on the names of several electricians who will repair or install exterior lighting after obtaining a permit from the VCC. Chuck Ransdell will have all of the necessary paperwork ready to obtain VCC approval and he can be reached at 504-451-8731.

The phone number where people can report street light outages is 504-658-8080.