Council pledges staff, money to stop idling

Jackson Town Councilors last week pledged $6,000 to help pay for an “Idle Free Jackson” marketing campaign.The total budget — about $29,000 — will be paid for by the town, the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, the Willie Neal Environmental Fund and several sponsors. The town will help pay the management fee for Phillip Cameron, executive director of the coalition, to oversee the program as well as to pay for advertising. The budget also includes a provision for an in-kind donation of about $8,000 in staff time.