City Council - Ward 2
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Broomfield Candidates Candidate Score Card
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:Every year we see more extreme storms from hail that destroys entire blocks of roofs to record-breaking temperatures. We need to make sure buildings are built to withstand new weather and that we are incentivizing things like xeriscaping, architectural elements that reduce the urban heat island effect. Finally, we need to make sure all Broomfield residents have adequate access to emergency shelters incase of severe weather.
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:Broomfield has already enacted a longterm moratorium while crafting new oil and gas regulations under SB181. If elected, I will fully support Broomfield's charter amendment 301 to put health and safety first when considering future oil and gas development.
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:I would have liked to see several changes to the 112 language, but I ultimately supported the initiative because of the poor corporate behavior of an oil and gas operator in Broomfield which continues to prioritize profits over the public health and safety of our community.
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:Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. We need to act boldly at the national, state, and local level if we want to stop disastrous impacts that will displace millions of people, destroy countless ecosystems, and cause global humanitarian crises. Locally, we can do many things including pressuring our electric utility to get not just to carbon-neutral, but to full 100 percent renewable energy. We can also expand electric vehicle infrastructure publicly and in new developments so that Broomfield is prepared for the future generation of cars. Finally, we can continue to incentivize renewable energy generation in public and private buildings and prioritize our attention to transit-friendly developments. I would always work with stakeholder like Colorado Rising to find additional creative ways to address the threat of climate change.
Q:What will you do to attract other environmentally friendly industries such as hemp, solar, wind, geothermal?
A:Broomfield already does a very good job of attracting new businesses. I would support efforts to continue to diversify our growing private sector to include additional renewable energy companies and hemp and CBD manufacturers. Broomfield is already home to one of Colorado's largest CBD and hemp manufacturers and we have a lot of opportunities to continue to capitalize on this growing industry.