City Council - Ward 6
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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:There are a few things I want to do. First, we need to have the strictest regulations for drilling in the nation and need a moratorium on all new drilling until those are in place. Second, we need to invest in carbon neutral energy sources that are union like geothermal so we can address the issue and create high paying jobs simultaneously. Third, we need to address our housing crisis and use multiple forms of housing models that ensure our affordable homes are not remaining to be the most at risk for this issue. Fourth, we need to increase access to public transportation throughout our city and move from being so car dependent.
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:I will use public enterprises to invest in green energy like geothermal so we can ensure that health and safety are prioritized and that the jobs created are good, high paying, union jobs. This will also turn it into a revenue stream for the city so we can invest in public transit and housing to reduce carbon emissions and protect our most at-risk communities.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:I want to use public enterprises for geothermal in our city as well as opening up a city bank so we can prioritize loans for people interested in opening up these types of businesses in our city. I want to also give city incentives to businesses that are interested in investing in the health and safety of our community through their businesses. I think that we can be strategic and use the tools the city has and actually become a model to the country for green energy as well as public enterprises as a funding and regulatory method for municipalities.