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Stephanie Walton

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Stephanie Walton

City Council - At Large

Survey Score: 80%


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Lafayette Candidates Candidate Score Card


Q:

Will you commit to refusing campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies?

A:

Yes

Q:

Do you agree that the continued proliferation of oil and gas extraction is a major contributor to the climate crisis?

A:

Yes

Q:

Do you pledge to support/advance policies that protect communities from the cumulative impacts of climate change?

A:

Yes

Q:

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how will you protect communities?

A:

(in no particular order!) advocate for local control via state legislation and rule making, advance Lafayette's aggressive climate goals including renewable energy and waste diversion goals, encourage zero waste starting with city facilities and events, support multi-modal transportation solutions, adopt sustainable/resilient building codes, collaborate regionally, advocate for increase leak detection and air monitoring, support and sign onto legal efforts

Q:

Do you support state Senate Bill 19-181 which grants local governments authority over oil & gas operations within their jurisdiction?

A:

Yes

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:

Yes

A:

As a good steward of taxpayers dollars, I would not advance legislation that would be immediately dismissed on a facial challenge. I would be judicious to advance a legal argument in the direction the Lafayette voters intended when they passed the Community Bill of Rights. I am also interested in a potentially unique legal strategy Lafayette has with the Climate Bill of Rights.

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?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

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?

A:

Yes

Q:

What are your specific plans to reduce the threat of climate change once you get into office?

A:

same answer as 3A - (in no particular order!) advocate for local control via state legislation and rule making, advance Lafayette's aggressive climate goals including renewable energy and waste diversion goals, encourage zero waste starting with city facilities and events, support multi-modal transportation solutions, adopt sustainable/resilient building codes, collaborate regionally, advocate for increase leak detection and air monitoring, support and sign onto legal efforts

Q:

What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?

A:

This is an excellent question! As Lafayette follows through on the values and visions we've set, we should see improvement of our continued track record of sustainability as a community value. There is a story to be told! This should be a key strategy in an economic development plan we need to make a priority in the next two years. Are there partnerships CO Rising can initiate? Now you really have my wheels turning...what if we get Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority in on the conversation. Our Downtown Vision plan talks about business incubators. Our industrial lease rental rate is the lowest in the area!