Decorah Power has now taken a necessary step in order to be able to accept contributions and to pay for advertising its position in the upcoming May 1st referendum on whether Decorah should form a municipal electric utility.
According to records on file with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, Decorah Power has created "Citizens for Decorah Power." The step is the same step taken by Alliant Energy, which created "Committee for Decorah's Energy future."
The Decorah Power political action committee lists Jon Jensen of 2682 Lannon Hill Road as the Treasurer and Carly Hayden Foster of 109 Rural Avenue in Decorah as the Committee Chairperson. Jensen's involvement is expected to bring criticism from supporters of Alliant Energy, who have criticized having people who aren't City of Decorah residents be involved in a city voter-only referendum.
The committee will now be subject to the filing deadlines for campaign spending reports, including a report on the amount of money raised.