Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Street Lighting in Milwaukee: An Evaluation of Street Lighting Circuit Upgrade Costs and Benefits

This report assesses alternatives for how the City of Milwaukee might complete its upgrade of street lighting circuitry to make it more reliable and cost effective. This analysis employs cost-benefit and political feasibility analysis to determine which alternative would be the best course of action. The authors recommend that in the short term, Milwaukee maintain the status quo policy of allocating $1 million annually toward upgrading remaining series circuits. In the long term, they advise that Milwaukee re-evaluate the policy in six years in light of any in changes in infrastructure functionality and political and financial circumstances.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Susan Yackee in Spring 2009
  • Author(s): Cody Loew, John Moore, Michelle Scott, and Megan Stritchko
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee Department of Administration, Budget and Management Division