Towns in America are flooding the Government with requests for projects to be included in the economic stimulus package being assembled by President-Elect Obama and Congress.
USA News reports on how the town of Edwardsville, Alabama has put forward proposals for $375 million of spending. Edwardsville has a population of 194m so that is around $2 million per resident.
Their proposed projects include:
- a renewable energy museum (cost: $32.1 million)
- scenic railroad (cost: $37.0 million)
- vineyards (cost: $9.0 million)
- replace streetlights with solar-powered lights (cost: $3,479,200),
- build solar-powered recharging stations for electric golf carts and vehicles (cost: $620,000)
- installing water pipelines beneath roads to soak up the sun’s rays, transferring heat (cost $50.4 million) that will halve the amont of energy required
So far the towns have a combined wishlist of $96.6 billion!