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Lodi working to use up all of its federal funds for green programs

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Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 12:00 am

Solar trash cans have been showing up in parks while a hotel on Cherokee Lane has new air conditioners, windows and doors in the rooms, thanks to federal stimulus dollars received by the city.

Lodi has spent $400,000 of the $586,000 it received in federal stimulus funding to complete energy-efficient projects.

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18 comments:

  • posted at 7:21 am on Sat, Jun 5, 2010.

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    Probably be dead from old age when we kick out of the red.

     
  • posted at 6:16 pm on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Yeah! Funding for the Earth! Thats awesome! Of course these changes might have been more significant if it werent outweighed by all that oil were pumping into the ocean. By the way heres a few informative (and sickening) did you know facts:When made from raw material it takes 75,000 trees to print ONE run of the New York Sunday Times each week-but-if every household recycled 1/10 of their newspapers it would save 25,000,000 annually(recycling every newspaper=250,000,000)Glass lasts forever- when its recycled over and over And when its lying in a landfill.If every household in the U.S. replaced just ONE incandescent bulb for an energy saver lightbulb the pollution output is equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road.America generates more garbage than any other country in the world-in short, only 5% of the world's entire human population are responsible for 40% of the worlds garbage.

     
  • posted at 4:49 pm on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    This is great material for Jay Leno and all other stand up comedians. Their writers could not come up with this much nonsense.LNS should try to peddle this article to them.

     
  • posted at 1:05 pm on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    can't we use this money to offset the cost of installing water meters?

     
  • posted at 12:48 pm on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    If what I read in the Lodi News-Sentinel is true, the old Mervyns, now Coles received 1 million dollars in stimulus money to install solar pannels on the roof. Public money to a private concern, Mr. Coles likes that idea. Makes you wonder if Home Depot and Costco will follow suit, either with our money ( I mean stimulus ) or their own. That stimulus money would be better served if it benefited everyone, law enforcement for starters.Pre$$ure and T&C on the same page, let me look outside, has Hell frozen over?

     
  • posted at 11:30 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on Jun 4, 2010 12:14 PM:" How about the $13,000 for the old motel for new air conditioners/heaters, new dual-pane windows, and energy efficient doors. For the tourist industry? Let the wine$roses visitor center pay that tab. Who's got the nerve to stay at a motel on Cherokee? Oh, that's right, tourists that don't bother to come back a second time after that adventure. "Thank you once again pre$$ur$on for your "Positive thoughts"!

     
  • posted at 9:26 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    solar powered trash cans?...wtf...what idiot thought of purchasing those?...they send a signal that they're full...lol...Puckin' technology whats next talking mailbox? come stuff me!!!! : )

     
  • posted at 8:27 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Salesman of the century award goes to the company who sold our city solar powered trash cans--- for $3600 each. I suppose we should give our city council credit for finding a way to qualify for stimulus dollars before some other city grabbed the money. At least some of our wasted federal tax dollars were wasted locally. Hopefully, there is stimulus money available for parts and labor to maintain and repair these beauties when they break down. My guess is there is only one source of replacement parts and they will be pricey.

     
  • posted at 8:09 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    And some people wonder why our governments are broke. Stupid...just stupid.

     
  • posted at 7:14 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    How about the $13,000 for the old motel for new air conditioners/heaters, new dual-pane windows, and energy efficient doors. For the tourist industry? Let the wine$roses visitor center pay that tab. Who's got the nerve to stay at a motel on Cherokee? Oh, that's right, tourists that don't bother to come back a second time after that adventure.

     
  • posted at 5:13 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    this story is DISGUSTING! from top to bottom. stimulus money, please! an absolute WASTE of OUR, the tax payers', money. the entire thing stinks to high heaven. lodi cool the earth. WTF! our schools shouldn't be teaching one side of the global warming garbage. i strongly believe that our, i say our, cause it's not yours or mine, it's ours, planet has warmed and cooled many times over. i don't believe we have the ability to prevent that from happening. it is debatable whether we're contributing greatly or minimally to the planets warming or cooling. again, this story is DISGUSTING.decrease govt, decrease spending, and decrease taxes. conservative common sense solutions. vote progressives out of office.

     
  • posted at 5:09 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Thrash cans sound like a good idea until they are trashed by hoodlums!

     
  • posted at 4:16 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    And just how many people did the stimulus put back to work? We've been duped again, people

     
  • posted at 3:37 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    I especially like this one, about the refrigeration door gaskets:This city used all the money... and La Luna Mexican Restaurant, which recently closed.

     
  • posted at 3:11 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    "...thanks to federal stimulus dollars received by the city." It should read, "...thanks to the taxpayers (and their children and grandchildren) of the gold old USA."

     
  • posted at 3:09 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Why are we giving Food 4 Less stimulus money upgrades. They are a big grocery chain and should be upgraded by their own companies. If we must help businesses keep it to the small Lodi businesses, like the hotel that was helped.

     
  • posted at 2:46 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Waste Waste Waste.

     
  • posted at 2:16 am on Fri, Jun 4, 2010.

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    "Use it or lose it"!

     
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