Peter Schwartzman

Mayor Open to New Revenue
2:35 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

New Revenue and Cuts Possible in Galesburg's Budget

Galesburg Mayor John Pritchard said he supports proposed staff cuts.

Galesburg’s Mayor says he open to possible tax increases as well as the staff cuts that have already been proposed, in order to balance the city’s budget.

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Even After Budget Work Session.
10:12 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Job Cuts Still Possible in Galesburg

Galesburg's proposed city budget lays off city staff including from the police and fire departments.

After weighing its options, the City of Galesburg may still cut jobs.

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Chamber issuing email survey
3:45 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Possible Gas Tax Hike in Galesburg

A possible gas tax increase could finance a multiple million dollar bond to pay for road repair.

Galesburg may hike its gasoline tax to pay for road and infrastructure repairs. The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to see what the public thinks with an email survey.

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Grassroots support is needed
11:24 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Expert says Renewable Energy Future is Possible

Peter Schwartzman

Dr. Peter Schwartzman shared his optimistic view of a future without fossil fueled energy as the keynote speaker at Western Illinois University's 9th annual Environmental Summit.

He said local activism is contributing to the popularity of renewable energy alternatives.

He said, “There are opportunities all around us. We have roofs that don't have solar panels. We have fields of growing food that could easily take on a wind turbine with marginal loss of production.”

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