The DAILY PAPER has a Cynthia Sewell piece Monday explaining that some “Green Projects” are being “scaled back.”
A plant that would have produced heat and electricity from burning methane gas created by wastewater treatment, and a revolving loan fund to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient are coming off the city’s list of stimulus-funded projects.
Logistics and time constraints have forced the City Council to cancel those plans.
What that means in layman’s terms is the city of Boise can’t spend federal stimulus funds fast enough.
Mayor Dave Bieter eloquently told the Statesman, “We were really disappointed. We all liked what we put forward. We still have a good solid breadth of programming.”
Last June, city leaders approved eight “green projects” for the city’s $2.04 million share of federal stimulus money. But to meet federal deadlines, the city needs to have 90 percent, or $1.84 million, of the money under contract by June 25.
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