Grand Rapids becomes a 2030 District

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The City of Grand Rapids has a new special designation.

The city officially became a 2030 District at a signing ceremony Monday.  It means the city has established a district to reduce its energy use in the downtown area.

Grand Rapids is the 11th city in the nation to become a 2030 District and the first in Michigan.  A special council will work to make sure buildings are receiving energy efficient upgrades.  The City Commission is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a $9.3 million effort to outfit thousands of street lamps with LED lights.

Other 2030 District cities include Cleveland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver.


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  • Andrew

    There goes the money that was supposed to fix the roads.

    Those LEDs will help you see your busted axle really well!

    The only reason GR power usage will go down by 2030 is because people are going to move to the suburbs and outlying cities to get away from GR’s corruption and taxes that pay for frivolities and marketing gimmicks rather than the legitimate (and beyond overdue) needs of the people.