JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For decades, Stockton Street residents have enjoyed sidewalks that are at least four feet wide and made of special cut stones.
Last month things changed, much to their chagrin.
"I don't like it," said Freddie Demmons.
Demmons said in December, he received a knock from a JEA representative.
"They said 'the lights will be off about an hour.' That was it," he said.
When they left the neighborhood, he was stunned by what he saw.
"They placed the new electric poles in the middle of the sidewalk," said Demmons, "I don't like it."
The affected area is in Councilman Warren Jones' district.
"I was surprised," said Jones.
The JEA, improving its infrastructure, moved the electric poles from the curb to what is almost the center of the sidewalk.
"It is disruptive to the neighborhood and it is certainly unattractive," said Jones.