ISSUES

 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT

We’re not going to see climate action from the federal level—local communities like Boulder need to lead by taking bold action to decarbonize our energy, transportation, and building systems.

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Boulder's strong economy puts huge pressures on housing, roads, and public services. I’ll push forward on housing policy that keeps Boulder accessible, gives transportation options to all people, and protect the quality of life that Boulder residents love.

 

INCLUSIVENESS AND REPRESENTATION

Local government should be the place where everyone has a say. I’m someone who values openness and transparency, who reaches out to people online and in the community to listen. We need to make it easier for people to have an impact on decisions that affect them.

 

OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION

I love our open space, and I believe we should embrace John Muir’s wisdom by making sure people can enjoy wild places, fall in love with them as I have, and commit to protecting them. We should build on the success of Boulder’s open space program by taking care of our trails, managing use sustainably, and making by making new purchases strategically.

 
 Photo credit: Mike Homner, Boulder

Photo credit: Mike Homner, Boulder

HOMELESSNESS AND HUMAN SERVICES

Boulder has continued challenges to support people who are unhoused or facing domestic violence. We need a social safety net that focuses on helping people get the help they need, exit homelessness, and into stable housing.

 
 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Boulder has a wealth of culture and artists that face increasing pressure as the city becomes more affluent. We need to lead on making Boulder a home for artists by supporting programs, studio space, and housing that keep Boulder weird and wonderful.

 
 

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