Monday, September 22, 2008

Green battles

The Tracy Press on Saturday featured an article discussing the process of getting Tracy on the green bandwagon. It's about time — for far too long, staring at the Altamont windmills has been as close as we've been to alternative energy.

Considering we're in the state's summer sun belt and rely on air conditioners to survive July and August, you'd think Tracy would be ripe for solar deployment. Now that Celeste Garamendi and Evelyn Tolbert are making it a central part of their campaigns, maybe it'll gain some traction.

A couple things worth pointing out, politically speaking:

1. Tolbert's been pushing for more awareness about getting Tracy green for some time. This space has even been prompted — not for her, mind you, but for the concept.

2. It seems that Mayor Brent Ives is a little behind the times when it comes to the alt-energy thing, which is surprising, given that he's involved with Lawrence Livermore Lab, one of the nation's leaders in science and innovation.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

So true, Jon! I miss Tracy politics, but I'll be watching from the sidelines this go-around.
Miss you, friend!