Ned Kennington has no objection to "reasonable levels of street lights."
But the Watts Hospital-Hillandale resident says the new lights installed in his neighborhood are too bright and too close together.
The light pollution is affecting the quality of life in his neighborhood, and Kennington also says it's a waste of energy.
What's worse, he argues, is the lights are being installed city-wide for no good reason. He cited studies that show streetlights don't help reduce crime.
The city should not just go around installing streetlights willy nilly," he said today. "The city ought to be rational and should not be installing street lights without the consent of neighbors."