A group of environmentalists wants to ask Columbus voters to approve nearly 60 million dollars for clean energy projects.
A spokesperson for the Columbus Clean Energy Initiative says their proposed city charter amendment would create three funds overseen by local officials that promote conservation, education and training, and minority business development. The measure also provides money for people who switch to green energy providers. The group Monday submitted thousands of petition signatures to get the measure onto the November ballot. Columbus City Council can approve it or send it to the ballot. City officials say they are concerned about diverting millions of dollars from services to an unknown entity with limited public oversight.