Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced a new grassroots public campaign to engage the community in energy saving and air quality practices. Mayor Richard made the announcement as part of his Report to the People speech to the Southwest Area Partnership.
The campaign will include a community involvement “Open Space” meeting. Open Space is a unique meeting format that allows participants to present their ideas and identify areas of interest in a group setting. The session is expected to result in several ideas for how individuals, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and schools can support and implement energy conservation techniques.
The Open Space event will be held in April. A specific date and time will be announced in the coming weeks.
John Steinbach with JP Consultants, Inc. of
“This is a great opportunity for citizen involvement as we work to establish a model program for energy efficiency and clean air,” said Mayor Richard. “We're building a better city that will be able to continue to retain and gain jobs with a great quality of life.”
* First-ever Energy Policy was enacted in January 2007
* Green Ribbon Commission issued its energy and clean air plan in October 2006. The City is actively implementing several of the recommendations from the report