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Las Cruces Officials React To Energy Fair

Following the First Annual Las Cruces Energy Fair, the following message was sent to City Officials:

Dear (Local Official)

The Energy Fair on the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, Saturday was an excellent opportunity to bring energy experts, local officials and the public together.
I missed you at the Energy Fair. If you have a minute could you please answer these questions:

-Did you attend the Fair or one of the lectures and talk to an exhibitor or energy pro at the event?

-State Representative Jeff Steinborn has said that he supports State legislation to provide local governments with the tools needed to implement clean energy
solutions. What ideas do you have, from the Fair or otherwise, to implement the U.S. Mayors Resolution on Greenhouse Gas Reduction, signed by Las Cruces Mayor Mattiace.

THE RESPONSES:

Mayor William Mattiace's response:
"Did you know and I know Jeff Steinborn knows because I suggested we all walk the walk and less talk...I drive a diesel volkswagen diesel and use bio-diesel...Mayor Mattiace"

City Manager, Terrence Moore, noted the City "booth" above and venue. -----"Not only did the City of Las Cruces have a booth presence at this weekend's Energy Fair event, we obviously provided the venue.  As such, we have at our disposal, much of the information in which you are referring.  Terrence Moore"


Pete Connelly, as Deputy City Attorney, represents city residents in proceedings before the New Mexico Public Regulations Commission relating to electricity rates, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. His response:
"It appears that the City Manager has answered all the questions that were forwarded to me. Have a nice day! Harry (Pete) Connelly"


One City Councilor, Gil Jones, responded:
"Yes, I attended the energy fair (including lecture presentations), and I was very impressed, especially in light of the fact that this is the first year for the event.
Given the complexity of energy issues like those identified by Representative Steinborn, I don’t feel that I can adequately address the topic in a short message. Gil Jones"

Comments

(Anonymous)

so two respoondents went and the other two didn't

I'd have to say that Moore and Connelly were no-shows (cop-outs and not too well informed.)Perhaps they should receive special invitations next year and an invite to be on a panel.

The Mayor seems to be with it and I would like to have heard more from Gil Jones. And then of course all the others who didn't respond at all could use some prodding.

(Anonymous)

so two respoondents went and the other two didn't

I'd have to say that Moore and Connelly were no-shows (cop-outs and not too well informed.)Perhaps they should receive special invitations next year and an invite to be on a panel.

The Mayor seems to be with it and I would like to have heard more from Gil Jones. And then of course all the others who didn't respond at all could use some prodding.

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