At last night’s swearing-in ceremony at the Century Center, South Bend’s new Mayor, Pete Buttigieg opened his speech with a nod to South Bend’s history of harnessing power from the St Joe River.  Mr. Buttigieg then went on to inform the crowd of over 600 that the City has plans to re-visit utilizing hydroelectic power from the river coursing on the other side of the tall windows of the Great Hall.  This is indeed heartening and a hopeful sign for our City’s future.