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Green Governance

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Sustainable Approach

Posted: October 13, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

A new propane fuel fill port was installed near the regular fuel tank on one of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup at the city’s Transportation Division’s garage Wednesday afternoon. The city’s Fleet Operations Division is converting several vehicles from gasoline to propane to fight rising fuel costs and protect air quality.
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A new propane fuel fill port was installed near the regular fuel tank on one of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup at the city’s Transportation Division’s garage Wednesday afternoon. The city’s Fleet Operations Division is converting several vehicles from gasoline to propane to fight rising fuel costs and protect air quality.

Dan Coody and Lioneld Jordan have plenty of green feathers in their caps. Both candidates can rattle off long lists of environmental achievements from their tenures as mayor. Coody hired the city’s first full-time sustainability director in 2007. He said at the time the position would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the city money.

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories related to the race for Fayetteville mayor. Mayor Lioneld Jordan is facing a challenge from former Mayor Dan Coody. Jordan defeated Coody in a 2008 runoff election. Coody served as mayor from 2001 to 2008. Early voting for this year’s Nov. 6 general election begins Oct. 22.

At A Glance

Mayoral Debate

The next mayoral debate between Dan Coody and Lioneld Jordan is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, 123 W. Mountain St.

Kyle Kellams, KUAF news director, has agreed to moderate the event.

According to Curtis Northcutt, chamber manager for communications and governmental affairs, all questions were developed by members of the chamber’s government affairs committee and Steve Clark, president and CEO. The candidates will both be given a chance to review questions in advance of Wednesday’s debate.

Northcutt requested that attendees RSVP for the event by calling him at 479-521-1710.

Source: Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

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