Alachua County Manager Speaks About Energy Costs
Alachua County Manager Randall Reid spoke is addressing what can be done about rising energy needs. His speech to the Gainesville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was called "Who will tell the village that the buffalo are gone?" But it had little to do with buffalo.
Instead it was a symbolic reference because as Native Americans were once dependant on buffalos, the US is now dependent on oil. Reid shared what cities and counties are doing to address rising energy costs.
Reid said, "This group is an older group of very dedicated women, very patriotic, very concerned about the community and they remember how things used to be several decades ago. And many people think what we're doing right now is transitioning in many ways back to some of the skills and some of the thriftiness that we had before that we've kind of lost."
Reid also spoke about how the food supply is affected by rising energy prices.
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