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High-tech street lights beef up safety on Foothill Road
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on Sep 23, 2009
It's likely that the 18 new street lights to be installed on Foothill Road just outside the Golden Eagle gated community will be the costliest and most debated ever. And, no doubt, the longest project on the Pleasanton engineering staff's books, dating back to the late 1980s when the three subdivisions that make up the Golden Eagle development were approved. Since Golden Eagle Estates, with the gates, and Golden Eagle without them are on both sides of Foothill, the street was widened a bit to accommodate bike lanes and turning lanes and street lights were installed, all paid by the developers. It wasn't long before the phones started ringing at City Hall asking that those unsightly tall, silvery poles and powerful fixtures that were illuminating Golden Eagle backyards be taken down because they were not in character with the "rural nature" of the upscale community. City workers complied but fortuitously left the concrete and metal footings in place just in case someone changed their minds.
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posted Friday, September 4, 2009, 12:00 AM