Boulder Chamber Q&A Survey
  1. Please​ ​tell​ ​us​ ​a​ ​little​ ​bit​ ​about​ ​yourself​ ​and​ ​why​ ​you​ ​are​ ​running​ ​for​ ​council.
  2. What do you see as the vital components to the future of Boulder’s economic vitality and what specific strategies would you support as a City Councilmember to maintain a vibrant economy?
  3. What do you believe are the most pressing human service needs in the City of Boulder and why?
  4. What do you believe is the appropriate role for the City of Boulder in addressing human service needs (e.g. housing, food, health care) for low income/marginalized people in our community?
  5. The City has spent a considerable amount of money on buying the Boulder Community Hospital site. The site currently sits vacant and debt service accrues. Should this project be accelerated and how should it be developed?
  6. Do you support the Transportation Master Plan’s goal of increasing the mode share of bicycles from 10% to 30% by 2035 to achieve the community’s environmental and livability goals? If so, what concrete steps do you propose to achieve this and how do you anticipate doing that while maintaining safety for cyclists and motorists alike?
  7. What strategies do you support regarding land use, housing and transportation policies and programs to address the impacts of our in-commuting workforce?
  8. Tell us your vision for open space moving forward, including specifically the challenges regarding the success of huge visitation. Would you prioritize either protection or recreation on a hypothetical new property?
  9. Do you support Boulder’s drive to municipalize its electric utility? If so, what are the limits on taxpayer dollars and time you are prepared to spend to achieve that goal and, if not, how do you propose to achieve Boulder’s renewable energy goals?
  10. What transportation solutions would you suggest to ease congestion, especially resulting from 49,000 in-commuters, specifically those that drive alone? Would you favor solutions to improve roads and parking; bus or other transportation; cycling and walking, or some combination thereof? How would you fund transportation improvements? Do you favor higher parking costs and other disincentives to driving?
  11. Despite Boulder’s reputation as a “green” community, our per-capita carbon footprint is pretty high. How can we shape our built environment and transportation systems for lower impact?
  12. Do you support Boulder’s inclusionary housing ordinance requirements to produce permanently affordable housing? Should the requirements include permanently affordable middle income housing? And, what do you think is the appropriate mix of permanently affordable rental versus ownership units?
  13. Accessory dwelling units – otherwise known as “granny flats” – have been considered as one option for expanding affordable housing options in established neighborhoods. Please explain your position on whether or not ADUs are an appropriate affordable housing tool for our community?
  14. What’s your vision for Boulders growth and development over the next 20 years?
  15. What are your specific strategies for promoting civil public discourse around growth and development? Please indicate what level of commitment you would have in regards to collaboration, consensus building and joint problem solving to address this issue?
  16. What is the most important issue to you in Boulder and what kind of leadership will you provide for addressing it?
  17. As a Boulder City Council member what kind of legacy will you look to leave?