The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority board has agreed to take the lead on keeping the city’s streetlights on.

Streetlights have been an intractable problem in the city for years. According to CRDA staff members at the Tuesday meeting of the board, in late October, the Governor’s Office ordered the authority “to take all necessary measures to immediately take control of the citywide streetlight outages issue within the city of Atlantic City.”

The board approved nearly $600,000 to cover costs and authorized a new agreement with the city to inspect, repair, maintain, replace and provide streetlights and electrical services “as needed for public safety on an emergent basis.” Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.