If You Believe – Now Is The Time For Action
The heat is on at the State Assembly to include the Superior Exposition District in the State Budget. In a recent letter from three leaders of major utility companies to state legislators, they were urged to push forward the Better City Superior (BCS) plan as an ideal complement to a planned state of the art 525-550 megawatt natural gas generation facility to be built in Douglas County.
Utility Leaders Urge Passage of BCS
These leaders, Barbara Nick, President & CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, Deborah Amberg, President of Superior Water, Light & Power, and Alan Hodnik, Chairman, President & CEO of ALLETE, Inc., urged state budget decision makers to help make Better City Superior a reality.
The energy company heads stated that the natural gas plant of the magnitude planned needs a “vibrant and growing community with a quality of life attractive to a long term quality workforce.”
They went on to say:
“The Superior Exposition District concept is an ideal mechanism to create an effective public/private partnership and a resulting new and attractive future for our citizens and businesses to thrive and grow for generations.
Through growth we will broaden the tax base, reduce the disturbing high and rising per capita fixed taxation, create modern, desirable and affordable housing and close the cost of living disadvantage and quality of life gap relative to our border neighbor, Duluth, Minnesota.”
What Can Citizens Do To Help?
If you believe in Superior and want to help persuade legislative leaders to include BCS in the 2017-2019 budget, now is the time to step up and make your voice heard
BCS needs community minded citizens to write email and/or call these legislators today…not tomorrow…TODAY!
At the bottom of this article is a list of the people to contact (simply click on their email address or phone number to email or call them and send your message of support for BCS.
If you have the time, please write from your heart and express why you think this is important.
However, if time is short simply copy the following text and individually address it to each legislator:
As a citizen concerned about the vitality of Superior and northwest Wisconsin, I support the Better City Superior Exposition District and ask for you to support it as well. This initiative will help move business forward, grow our community, and fuel our local and regional economy.
The Exposition District is our chance to make a positive change in our community. We need your help. Please include the Exposition District in the 2017-2019 budget. It is what our community wants – and needs – to grow and prosper.
Be sure to sign your email with your full name, address and phone number to insure they take your message seriously.
Superior needs her citizens to invest their time in contacting the decision makers shown below. Here are their contact emails and phone numbers:
Additionally, please click HERE be taken to the Better City Superior website where you can also fill out an online petition supporting this visionary development for the City of Superior.