Santa Fe city councilor revives proposal for more Canyon Road lighting

Canyon Road in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – More muggings have prompted a Santa Fe city councilor to revive his proposal for more lighting on Canyon Road. A Colorado man was robbed at gunpoint in November, a New York man was robbed nearly a week later, then a couple nearly two weeks after that.

Councilor Joseph Maestas has been pushing for new street lights since 2014 without success. Right now some business owners are using twinkle lights to increase visibility and even hired a private security firm.

Maestas says that’s unacceptable, as is what’s happening out there. Councilor Maestas says he will make the project one of his top priorities. He says he’s also asking city police officers to patrol the area more frequently. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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