City Council - At Large
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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 would seek to ban drilling within Boulder City limits and continue to protect our Open Space so that we can utilize it for further carbon sequestration.
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:First I think it's important that we follow through on Boulder's attempts to create an electrical municipal utility. Xcel is trying to draw out the process as long as possible in order to continue profiting at the expense of our climate and our future. I would also like to reinforce slow growth policies so that existing buildings aren't being torn down and replaced, thus increasing carbon usage. Finally I'd like to make developers responsible for recycling their demolished buildings appropriately so as much material as possible can be reused. I also would like to hold RTD accountable for their broken promises to bring rail to the Front Range which would help reduce the carbon impact of single occupancy vehicles immensely.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Boulder has a great track record of attracting these types of businesses and I would hope to continue that trend. One of our biggest issues is maintaining affordable business spaces due to the number of large corporations that want to put offices here to attract top talent. This has pushed out small business and light industrial companies. I'd like to put head taxes on the largest corporations and start offering deed restricted permanently affordable business spaces. That would help us bring in the industries that will truly help positively impact our climate and put our future ahead of maximizing profitability.