JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Lit streets and manicured lawns are the basics in most U.S. cities, but parts of Jacksonville have been dark and unkempt for months in the city's effort to save cash.
Now that the city has more than $3 million at its disposal, city council has the opportunity to change that.
"Let's put it into those places where you would want to see things maintained, what people would consider to be normal city services like mowing the grass on the right of way," said City Council President Bill Bishop.
Many who live and work in Jacksonville seem to think putting the lights back on is a bright idea too, making the city more appealing for those who might bring their business.
"You want to keep the city of Jacksonville beautiful and you want the streets to be safe, it's a simple decision to me," said Jacksonville neighbor Carl Bingham.
Others say that the more than $3 million could be better invested elsewhere.
"I believe there are more urgent matters that we need to assess other than the lights and the grass," said Jacksonville neighbor George Ring.
The decision is expected to be made at tonight's city council meeting.