Statement from Mayor Beutler's Chief of Staff Rick Hoppe in response to Council member Roy Christensen's letter on the biogas project:
"Mayor Beutler has not taken unilateral action to build an $8 million biogas project. He has approved a $750,000 contract to finish the engineering and design. The administration did meet with a number of private sector companies, including the one Roy suggested. But it was clear to us that it was much better to put the revenues generated from the project back into the pockets of ratepayers. Finally, Roy's assertion that was not a transparent process is inaccurate. Mayor Beutler will have more to say at a press conference tomorrow."