Community Affairs Committee to Focus on Indy’s Recycling Program and Cleaner Energy Options

July 16, 2014

Community Affairs Committee to Focus on Indy’s Recycling Program and Cleaner Energy Options

Indianapolis – The Community Affairs Committee of the City-County Council will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the City-County Building to discuss ways the City can improve its recycling program and insure a future with cleaner energy options.

The Committee will review Indianapolis’ current recycling program, discuss the Mayor’s proposed contract with Covanta for a “dirty” materials recovery facility, and hear presentations regarding innovative approaches and best practices in recycling across the United States. In addition, the committee will also hear a resolution encouraging Indianapolis Power & Light Company to commit to a plan to stop burning coal in Marion County by 2020 and to invest in greater amounts of clean, renewable energy, reducing toxic emissions at the Harding Street plant.

“The goal of the Council’s Community Affairs Committee is to bring key policy issues to our city’s neighborhoods. I’m excited to use the Committee as a forum for residents of the city to learn more about efforts to improve the environment insure a better quality of life for our citizens,” said Committee Chairman John Barth.

Chair Barth invites all citizens to come and share their thoughts on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Dr. Beurt R. SerVaas Public Assembly Room on the second floor of the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington Street.

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