The Department of Recreation and Parks “flipped the switch” on the new solar powered security lights at the Venice Public Art Walls (aka Venice Graffiti Walls) last night. Five fixtures in all, the project is believed to have cost $48,000. The graffiti walls hours of approved use remain the same: 10 am to sunset on weekends.
The new lighting structures are 20 feet tall and have 9 foot aluminum lamp extensions. Each structure is self-contained and powered by a solar panel that is mounted on top of the light standard. The lights will function daily from dusk to dawn. The purpose of the new lights is “to further the safety and security of the public”.
A public hearing on the permit application for the structures was held on September 15, 2011, at the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The hearing was attended by Bureau of Engineering Staff. No members of the public were in attendance at the hearing. No comments on the application were received either in writing or verbally.
Daytime picture by Gonzo Rock!