City Council - At Large
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Lafayette Candidates Candidate Score Card
Will you commit to refusing campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies?
Q:Do you agree that the continued proliferation of oil and gas extraction is a major contributor to the climate crisis?
Q:Do you pledge to support/advance policies that protect communities from the cumulative impacts of climate change?
Q:If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how will you protect communities?
A:I will: 1) introduce a ballot initiative to make Lafayette’s Climate Bill of Rights a permanent part of our charter; 2) deny oil & gas permitting based upon our right to a healthy environment; 3) ban permits in Boulder County and statewide; 4) wider scope ... ban factory farming, big agriculture – all industries that cause immense environmental damage.
Q:Do you support state Senate Bill 19-181 which grants local governments authority over oil & gas operations within their jurisdiction?
Q:Do you believe that local governments should have the right to enact bans or moratoria on fracking to safeguard residents from the inherent dangers associated with oil & gas development?
Q:If yes on the above, do you support a ban on fracking in your municipality?
Q:Did you support Proposition 112, which aimed to create 2500 foot setbacks for homes, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds and water sources from all new oil & gas operations?
Q:Do you agree that the COGCC should pause all new permits for oil & gas development until the new rule-making process is complete and an independent cumulative impact study has been done?
Q:Will you advocate for state agencies and the oil and gas industry to abide by the precautionary principle in order to protect Colorado’s air, water, and public health?
Q:What are your specific plans to reduce the threat of climate change once you get into office?
A:We need to farther! We must challenge any law that blocks us from protecting the climate. State preemption is an unjust law. Community rights elevates the rights of people, communities and nature above the “rights” currently claimed by corporations and their decision makers.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:We can start by reaching out to B Local Colorado to connect with companies who meet the highest standards of positive social impact, good governance, and economic contribution. Let's promote and support our local organic farmers, Lafayette’s composting program, attract new businesses with these values.