At a Jan. 6 Georgetown community meeting, an O Street resident lamented the cracking gray paint on the light pole outside her house. “Who do I talk to to repaint it?” she asked. “I’ll paint all the ones on my block if they’ll let me.” The frustrated citizen isn’t alone in her disdain for gray: The D.C. Department of Transportation is revising its standards for city light fixtures for the first time in more than 30 years, and new, uniform light-pole colors are on the agenda. Deputy Director–Chief Engineer John Deatrick says among the leading contenders are a dark green—“a 19th-century color”—and a “metallic deco green.” So far, metallic deco green seems to have few fans. “Black or dark green is my preference,” says H Street activist Richard Layman by e-mail. “Historically I think they were black. Certainly trolley-bus stations were that color.” —Annys Shin