The city also hired a consultant to determine the best locations to install lights and what types of lighting to use, he said.
Daly O’Brien said she’s hopeful the willingness of the owners of the Barking Dog Ale House to light their alley spurs other building owners to do the same.
“That shows they really care about the safety of their patrons,” she said of the Barking Dog restaurant.
Van Dam said the city has received one additional agreement to install lights in a second alley, and that officials are negotiating with other property owners to light four more alleys this summer, or a total of six in all. He said there’s money in the city budget for more lights, but that it expires at the end of the fiscal year June 30.
Lighting up the downtown
Now: One alley, the one next to the Barking Dog restaurant, is lit
This summer’s goal: Light four more alleys