Correction: An earlier story incorrectly stated that Menlo Park would either fund LED streetlights with federal money, or with redevelopment money. In fact, the city intends to carry out two separate projects.
Menlo Park looks set to put high-efficiency lights in its streetlamps.
The City Council at its Feb. 23 meeting voted 4-1, with Councilman John Boyle dissenting, to sign an agreement with PG&E for the energy company to replace high-pressure sodium bulbs with light-emitting diodes on a number of city streets. Part of the retrofits would be funded through the federal stimulus package, assuming the city's application is accepted, and part through the city's redevelopment purse.
About 20 percent of the city's 2,300 streetlights would be converted to LED, saving the city between $13,000 and $15,000 per year in energy costs.