City Council - Ward 1
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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:The proliferation of oil and gas extraction is not a major contributor but the unwavering need is. I feel one of the biggest mistakes our country made under Obama was the opening up of oil exports from our country. As a city councilor I would like to see a reduction in the need for oil and gas by proposing more accessible mass transit, safer bike routes, better designed communities where you do not need to get into your vehicle to obtain basic needs such as groceries. Higher credits for alternative fuel uses. Electric cars are expensive.
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:As a Planning Commissioner and a member of the municiple code committee, I helped write and approve an alternate higher standard set for oil and gas operations
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:If you answered "no" to the above, why not?
A:As a land planner I find the setbacks are to extreme. I find that to often there is to much of an all or nothing approach from both sides and therefore nothing gets done.
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 am pushing for a reduction in the need to drive as I had stated above
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:I strongly supported the solar farm west of town as a Planning Commissioner against numerous neighbors objections. As a member of city council I will be more supportive of incentives for business that provide or utilize environmental friendly industries.