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Public Lighting Authority completes relighting of Detroit

Dec. 15, 2016

The relighting of Detroit – a city that just three years ago was in chronic darkness – has been completed on time and under budget. Now, the last of 65,000 new LED streetlights have been lit.

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Public Lighting Authority Board of Directors names CEO

February 6, 2016

The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) Board of Directors announced today it has appointed Nicolette Carlone as Chief Executive Officer of the PLA.

Carlone, who has served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Authority, succeeds Odis Jones, who resigned earlier in the week.

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Odis Jones Resigns as CEO of the Public Lighting Authority

February 3, 2016

The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) Board of Directors announced today that Chief Executive Officer Odis Jones has resigned.

“When I returned to my hometown to take over the Public Lighting Authority, I took on the challenge because I wanted to make a contribution to Detroit’s rebirth,” Jones said. “At that time more than 40 percent of the city’s lights were inoperable and repairs to broken lights could take months or even years.

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Public Lighting Authority Begins Construction for Street Lights on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion

September 3, 2015

The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) has begun installation of new street lights on Livernois Avenue of Fashion, stretching from St. Martins to Clarita, a segment that has been dark for decades. Today, workers have installed the first nine of 53 new steel poles on the Avenue.

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Public Lighting Authority Begins Construction for Street Lights on Jefferson Avenue

July 29, 2015

The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) has begun the construction process to install new street lights on Jefferson Avenue, stretching from the Alter Road city border all the way to I-375 in downtown, a segment that has been dark for decades.

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PLA completes installation of Historically Styled Street Lights in Sherwood Forest

December 17, 2014

DETROIT – The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) joined Mayor Mike Duggan and residents of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood at dusk on Wednesday for a community street lighting celebration. The event was held to mark the completion of a neighborhood partnership with the PLA to install historically styled LED street lights in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.

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Public Lighting Authority of Detroit passes 20,000 mark in installation of new street lights

September 18, 2014

The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) has just installed the 20,000th light in its program to install new LED street lights throughout the city of Detroit.

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Public Lighting Authority of Detroit and Sherwood Forest Reach Agreement to Install Historically Styled Street Lights

September 4, 2014

The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) and the Sherwood Forest Association announced today they have signed a contract under which the PLA will install historically styled street lights in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood as part of its installation of new LED street lights in the neighborhood.

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Important updates on the PLA’s Coronavirus protocols