Menifee is saving energy and saving money, all while shining brighter, thanks to a regional streetlight program partnership. The joint effort by the Western Riverside Council of Governments, the City of Menifee and Southern California Edison led to approximately 6,500 streetlights within Menifee being purchased and retrofitted to LED technology between March and June 2020.
The initial concept for the regional streetlight program began in 2014 when WRCOG initiated a regional approach to helping jurisdictions purchase their streetlights from SCE. The coordinated effort involved 11 cities/community service districts and 50,000 streetlights. One of the most beneficial aspects of the program was that once purchased, streetlight lamps would be retrofitted to light-emitting diode technology to