Kensington community fights removal of antique street lamps

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Residents in Kensington Heights fought to save over 50 antique street lamps when a city plan to update the fixtures threatened to remove the 1926 antiques in the final months of 2022.

The lamps, roughly a century old, would cost over $10,000 each to replace, according to the city. Locals claim the lamps can be retrofitted for roughly $5,000 each. According to the city, the lamps must be replaced because the outdated wiring is unreliable and causes outages.

KUSI’s Ed Lenderman went live in Kensington Heights with the details.

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