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:Promoting the 2030 plan for carbon free energy. Support state legislation that gives local control of oil and gas activity to Longmont. Monitor air and water quality.
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?
A:Longmont should have local control. The motion to re-open the ruling banning fracking, if granted, I would support. I supported our defence of the ban while on council.
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 would push the goal of our electrical generation to be 100% carbon free by 2030 more to keeping up with advances in technology and making this happen sooner. Build local utility scale solar generation provided by Longmont to help with the overall goal. Implementing the Smart Meter program that is already in discussion (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) as part of the 2030 goal of 100% renewable energy. Installing more electric vehicle charging stations. Diversify our water resources so we are not dependent on any single basin's snowfall to deliver water to our residents. Develop more education and incentives concerning water conservation use and reuse (grey water policy?) in our water plan to reduce consumption.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Revisit our target industry analysis in our Advance Longmont Plan to evaluate the workforce and infrastructure required to support these industries to see how they can be recruited to Longmont. That can focus efforts for recruitment and retention of these specific industries. Review our current policy to expand options for residential and commercial distributed generation of solar power. Attract businesses that specialize in services to this market. Incentivize replacement of residential appliances to electrical to reduce fossil fuel consumption. Incentivize development and re-development to install ground source heating and solar generation. Recruit farmers that want to grow hemp in Longmont's agricultural open space.