Sierra Club, NAACP delivers holiday wish list to Mayor Langfelder
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Local activists delivered a holiday wish list card to Springfield’s mayor Tuesday, but they're not asking for the latest technology or toy.
The Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club and Springfield Branch of the NAACP delivered the card.
They're asking the city to hold more public City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) meetings.
They also want more transparency at the CWLP, proper coal ash clean up and removal, and a long-range plan for the utility.
"Our goal is to make sure that we are educating and informing the entire Springfield community and surrounding communities about clean air,” said Teresa Haley, the state president of the NAACP. “It is a concern to all of us, especially me as an asthma sufferer."
Mayor Jim Langfelder said he hopes to meet the requests.
He said a public utilities committee will meet quarterly to discuss issues and concerns about the CWLP.
This is the third year the Sierra Club and the NAACP delivered a card to Mayor Langfelder.