Janesville City Council: No interest in Green Tier program

Gazette Xtra
Aug. 31, 2012

The Janesville City Council will not take up the controversial Green Tier program again, at least not this year.

City Manager Eric Levitt said most council members have little interest in pursuing it.

"I'm sure (the controversy) may have had a part in it," Levitt said.

The council will keep moving forward with its own environmental initiatives, he said.

The city's sustainability committee had recommended the council sign on to the Green Tier program and partner with the state Department of Natural Resources.

A group of residents and non-residents worked to convince the council to vote "no."


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