Gov. Mark Dayton spoke with Gateway Gold Line BRT commission members and other community leaders, such as Woodbury state Rep. JoAnn Ward (center), on Sept. 1. Many leaders, including Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega (right) felt that the east metro could use more investment from the state.
As a part of his 87 counties in 86 days tour, Gov. Mark Dayton made a stop in the east metro on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Maplewood is one of 22 metro area cities that have subscribed to solar gardens in order to offset city government energy costs and to utilize clean energy. Maplewood already utilizes solar energy with solar panels like the ones on the roof of the Maplewood Community Center.
Maplewood’s local government has already shown their support for solar energy through the solar panels fixed atop the community center roof, mounted on the ground near City Hall and installed as the awning at the Maplewood Nature Center.