Within the next month or two, Pleasanton's energy and sustainability manager Laura Ryan will have obtained sufficient low-interest loans and other financial funding to win the City Council's approval for one of her most ambitious projects ever: the installation of 7,300 street lights and numerous park lights that will not only make our roadways and neighborhoods brighter at night but also save our city millions of dollars in future electric bills. The project is one of many Ryan and her boss Daniel Smith, director of operations services, have advanced in recent months at the council's direction in a long-term commitment to financial sustainability and a reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas. Their success has made Pleasanton a recognized leader among municipal and state climate action plans to reduce emissions and clean up California's air.
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posted Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM