City Council - Ward 3
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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 will advocate for ordinances that are informed by independent scientific research. I commit to move forward on policies and practices that SB-181 has afforded us, as a local government, the authority to implement. As a council member, I will also hold agencies, such as the Platte River Power Authority, accountable in ensuring we are able to make our goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030 (or as soon as possible).
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 commit to vote for policies that address and work toward eliminating carbon emissions and methane exposure, along with supporting environmentally responsible and sustainable development. Some other action steps would include working with the community to prioritize the reducing, reusing, and recycling trash/waste; increasing the tree canopy in the city; ensure we are on trajectory to achieve the 100% renewable energy by or before 2030.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:The city often offers incentives for large businesses and developers to do business in Longmont, I would like to have those incentives available for industries that produce clean energy and offer jobs to residents in those fields.