Support for energy petitions

To the editor:

As someone who operates a business out of an older, historic building in Oberlin, I urge support of the two petitions now being circulated that together protect our city’s Sustainable Reserve Fund for its intended use.

The fund can and should be used to help businesses save operation costs, make the work setting more comfortable and healthy for staff, and to benefit the environment as a whole. Energy efficiency updates are difficult for a small business owner without access to financing assistance. The Sustainable Reserve Fund can be a big help and demonstrate that Oberlin is striving to move forward while preserving the past. Our customers constantly comment that they love Oberlin for this very reason.

Let’s continue to make Oberlin a destination community by showing our nation how to truly be a green city!

Jessa New