GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Today, the City of Grand Junction hosted a community meeting at the Lincoln Park Ash Shelter to provide residents with an opportunity to learn about city plans, raise issues and ask questions.
Representatives of various municipal services were present. Such as the Grand Junction Fire Department and Parks & Rec. To talk about topics such as water conservation, city parks, project development, housing, road expansion and street maintenance, as well as new marijuana licenses and regulations in the city. But the hot topic today was concern about the upcoming budget and their funding for a sustainability stance.
“A position on sustainable development would contribute to clean energy, efficiency, recycling and water conservation,” said resident Scott Beilfuss. “All of those things that are really worrying Grand Junction and the Mesa County area about the drought. And the heat index is going up like crazy, we are at the epicenter of climate change.
The citizens hope that the city will be able to put in place a comprehensive sustainability plan. One suggestion put forward was to form a committee on environmental sustainability to, for example, identify areas of the city to better save and conserve energy and water.
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