I attended the Traverse City Commission meeting on Sept. 23. They ROCK! Firstly, all are on board with working toward 100-percent renewable energy for Traverse City! Secondly, they support the On-Bill Financing Program that will provide city residence a chance to upgrade things like their furnace, windows and gas at a low interest rate and billed through their utilities.
This will stretch their payment out and in the long run, provide them with lower energy bills.
Lastly, they all supported the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, HR763. This Act, put forth in the U.S. House of Representatives, with much work by Citizen's Climate Lobby, will have fossil fuel companies pay for the amount of carbon they produce. The money collected will go right back to all U.S. citizens. I applaud the commissioners for their work and decisions made to better this community and decrease effects of climate change.