In its continuing efforts to make the downtown area more attractive and vibrant, the Downtown Improvement District (DID) and the Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) have moved forward with a plan to have lights installed on the electric poles along Main Street from 301/Washington Blvd. to the Bayfront and along several adjoining streets. There are 280 poles in the area to be lighted with new LED lights, but so far only enough funds have been raised for about 220 of those poles. Several downtown condos have asked their residents to make donations to support this effort, and many of those residents have stepped forward. The DSCA Board approved, President Fanning asking other condominium association members to each contribute $100.00 toward this effort. The Board also authorized the DSCA to expend up to $500.00 in matching funds from its budget to help assure all the poles will be decorated in time for this Holiday Season.