Well written and overall very accurate. I would clarify that the waste contract addendum now allows for composting at the mentioned facilities, not that the feasibility at these locations had been fully explored. Similarly, we worked to select a contractor willing to be innovative and try such things as a bus stop recycling pilot, but the feasibility of that too had not yet fully been explored. And, while our contractor has free access to printer recycling, the City’s specific contract does include actually performing this service. (Maybe I'm splitting hairs).
LED discrepancy may have come from the numbers provided by consultants SAIC and RW Beck. Their numbers were based on average LED streetlight costs at the time – we chose a pretty high-quality streetlight for our community, but there are less expensive brands/versions available.
In the interest of full disclosure, we held the Green Fair (a team effort) for two years, but this event had stopped before I left. We had transitioned to providing support of other community-wide events, such as Earth Month and the Colorado Sustainability Conference, once these efforts took prominence and met a similar need.
The County is going to enjoy getting to work with such an excellent professional - I know I did!
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