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The Mayor’s getting some good press today, as the News discusses his quests to meet the city’s electricity needs with wind power from the Thumb:
Mayor John Hieftje, who has said he would like to see city government using 20 percent renewable energy by 2010, wants to add wind power to the city’s energy portfolio.
and (not so successfully yet) to build regional co-operation on a north-south commuter rail line and public service provision:
Regarding the north-south rail line, Hieftje said he went to Lansing to talk to Michigan Department of Transportation officials about developing a “Washtenaw County Railroad’’ that goes from Saline to Whitmore Lake. Hieftje said the rail system is already in place for such a route, which he envisions as a commuter rail.
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