Our major concern was the location of the new

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to be the best option available. Our major concern was the location of the new building and its direct impact on where it would stand. The best option was the river shore as it reduced the effects on city traffic, but our concern with this was the river contamination and the increase in its pollution potential. Once we decided on the location we needed to ensure that commuters had the road upgrades needed to increase the productivity not just in the car plant but throughout the entire city. Therefore, infrastructure road upgrades were made to the city’s urban roadways to improve commuter safety and driving efficiency, with the slightest reduction in emissions. We then worked closely with Epic Generation Automotive to modify the batteries being used. They were able to switch to the cutting edge lithium ion cell battery instead of the nickel-metal batteries in the hybrid cars, making them more advanced and efficient. We did, however, feared that this new technology could lead to problems down the road. And, lastly, we ensured we had the right production rate to minimize the possibilities of industrial accidents. Epic Generation Automotive had no issue running the facility at a normal production rate, creating average economic and pollution effects. Looking back at when this recommendation was made, I whole-heartily believe the recommendation was the best solution. The distribution center was just not enough for what the city needed. And, if we were going to bring a new development into the environment it must be what we need or exceed those needs. In my opinion, Sparksville would be looking at breaking ground for a new development in the near future to keep up with the demands of the increasing population. As for the oil refinery, the risks involved for both the environment and the city were extremely high. Although the economic improvement would have been greater than what it is now, the risks involved far outweigh the benefits the oil refinery would have endorsed. I hope you all understand the difficulty behind this time crunching decision. The City of Sparksville and myself want to thank each and every one for being in attendance at this town hall meeting. This shows that our residents are just as concerned are we are for the environment, economy and most importantly the life provided to our residents. Once again, thank you and have a great evening! Yadira Saunders – City of Sparksville Mayor References Mumtaz, K. K. (2011). Development, urbanization and sustainability. Development, 54 (3), 330- 335. doi: University of Phoenix. (2015). Gamescape: Maintaining Terrestrial and Atmospheric Resources [Multimedia]. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, ENV100 website.

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