The city of Pittsburgh is exploring the replacement of 40,000 street lights with new technologies ("City Council Debates Option for Energy-Saving Street Lights," Feb. 10). This will be a significant investment and will cost millions of dollars.
In today's difficult economic times, it is vital that government invest in products and technologies that will create American jobs and restore the economic vitality of our community. I think it is great that council is ready to go green when it comes to municipal lighting. However, it is even more important that our taxpayer dollars support the local, state and national economies whenever possible.