We supported the last measure to "green" our Imperial Valley, and we support the one gaining speed now.
The last idea to pretty up our main highways and byways got off to a good start but seems to have faded into the background. Now, at the impetus of Imperial County Executive Officer Ann Capela, another group has been organized with the aim of making our lives a little lovelier.
As was said at the recent meeting of the group, this is a quality-of-life issue. People will be prouder of their home if it looks better. They will be happier in prettier surroundings. They will be more likely to stay here or come home if there is more beauty. And we will be able to attract more industry and more quality growth if we look like a place where people would want to live.
According to those in the know, there is money out there from the feds, the state and the county air pollution office to make our county look more appealing. The county also is planning to announce plans to work with a local city on a plan for construction of a "greenbelt." All that encourages us, but there is much to be done.