NEDERLAND, Texas — A more than $11 million general fund budget could be coming to Nederland for 2019-2020.
Next year, $50,000 could be set aside to install street lights in undeserved areas.
"I think it's a great idea. I have lived in Nederland all my life," Daniel Delahoussaye said.
He would like to see more street lights to make neighborhoods safer.
He's heard about thefts.
"Some of our neighbors have and some of our friends and it was areas that were low lights," Delahoussaye said. "We have lights in our neighborhood and it's really nice and I think we need more in Nederland."
City Manager Chris Duque said the city will meet with police to learn about high crime areas -- and to see whether new lighting could help.
Duque says the plan is to make this a multi-year project, rather than a one year deal.
In May -- 12News tracked a series of car break-ins on Elgin Avenue and Memphis Avenue.
Delahoussaye supports any effort to crack down on crime.
Duque says as of now, an engineering intern is performing a field survey with data from Entergy and a map showing gaps where lights are needed.
Delahoussaye said he hopes it's something the city adopts.
The proposed $11.4 million budget also includes a new firefighter position and an adjustment to crossing guard pay.
It will go before the city council August 12.