Grand Vision Focuses On Energy Use, Goals
The Grand Vision also focused on energy use tonight at a public forum in Traverse City. Energy has been a top priority on the public's list since the Grand Vision process began. Surveys show the community is interested in renewable resources and saving energy. A group working specifically on energy efficiency goals for the region met tonight. Experts educated the audience about changes they can make right now and about longer-term goals. Energy is one of six working groups involved in the Grand Vision process. Others include transportation, housing, growth & investment, food & farming, and natural resources, and will soon begin having their own forums. Groups will come together for a Grand Vision summit on May 10th. Erika Waddell and photojournalist Justin DePrekel have the story.