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Good Ideas from Cities | Finding Savings

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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:00:02 +0000


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Good Ideas from Cities | Finding Savings

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We hope you've recieved the invitation to our Winter Meeting, January
20-21st in Washington DC.

Here's a little taste of what's on the agenda: Finding savings and
revenue, talking about government, tools for economic development,
and more. Register now at
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CenteronWisconsinStr/43a5cb3cea/aeb7f0703d/ca7380507f .

We've also included this week's "Good Ideas from Cities," which our
members receive regularly, since it covers one of the agenda topics.
If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Hard-hit cities roll up pavement, lay gravel
Associated Press
Ever since the invention of the automobile, paved roads have meant 
progress. Now some cash-strapped towns and counties are finding
progress  too expensive, and they are tearing up battered roads and
putting down  gravel.
Read More -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CenteronWisconsinStr/43a5cb3cea/aeb7f0703d/6661b08d6c

LED Streetlights Saving City Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
Sustainable City Network
LED streetlights are already saving Seattle $300,000 a year as
Seattle City Light works to install tens of thousands more.
Read More -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CenteronWisconsinStr/43a5cb3cea/aeb7f0703d/1844999a77/utm_source=SCN+InBox+e-Newsletter&utm_campaign=7e2fd9291e-Newsletter_7-13-2011_Admin&utm_medium=email

Michigan towns dig deep to reduce energy costs
Midwest Energy News
Despite being in one of the worst regions in the country for
geothermal  power, two Michigan cities are nevertheless finding ways
to save on  energy costs by tapping the earth’s natural heat.
Read More -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CenteronWisconsinStr/43a5cb3cea/aeb7f0703d/a17acc46c9 

Cities find combining police and fire services saves money
Detroit News/Michigan Fire News
Numerous Michigan communities — including Oak Park, the Grosse
Pointes,  Huntington Woods, Fraser, and Kalamazoo — have combined
safety forces.  Other municipalities are studying the idea,
responding to tight finances  and Gov. Rick Snyder's push for
consolidation.
Read More -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CenteronWisconsinStr/43a5cb3cea/aeb7f0703d/53ba8c05ca

Old dog, new tricks: Communities can employ GIS to add services that
can simplify operations and save money
American City and County
The City of Vancouver has earmarked $100,000 to fund five
neighborhood-based food security projects that will do things like
divert edible food from local businesses to community kitchens, buy
organic produce from wholesalers for non-profit resale to people with
low incomes, and create shared neighborhood composting systems.
Read More
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