citizens of the Cedar Valley address the proposal for a coal burning power plant

Waterloo, Iowa

City Council meeting

May 7, 2007




c e d a r v a l l e y s p e a k s

Group 8

5. Katie Fleshner, 200 Norwood Ave. in Waterloo

I was attracted to Waterloo and the Cedar Valley because of the university. I am a recent graduate of UNI and was looking forward to establishing myself in Waterloo and being a part of a community that had a vision and looked forward. Now our community is looking to the past for jobs that will not be viable in the future. We need to continue to look forward. We need to think green and look at things that will be sustainable. Waterloo has a history of having business not sustain itself. We need to continue to look to the future and try to be innovative in what do and what we attract here in our community. I hope you think about the future and not look to the past when you are making your decision.