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?
Eric
Budd
I'm running for Boulder City Council because I believe we need bold, progressive leadership to fight climate change, to honestly face our critical housing and transportation demands, and to become a more welcoming community with broader participation in local decisions.
With Boulder’s high housing prices, many of my peers have made the hard choice to purchase homes and start families elsewhere. But Boulder is my community, and I plan to stay here to help lead us through these challenges. I want to be known as someone who worked on all these challenges — made strong progress on climate change, while growing the economy, and making sure we’re meeting the housing and transportation needs of our community.
Over the last seven years I have become more and more involved in our community:
- I’m an economist and have worked as a project and product manager for technology companies in the Boulder area
- I helped create a connected toy startup helped kids learn engineering
- analyzed B-cycle bike sharing system usage to understand how a system of bikes help people get around Boulder
- delivered an Ignite Boulder talk on creative housing options in the city
- completed the 2015 Ironman Boulder
- served on committees for Community Cycles and Better Boulder, worked with the Boulder Community Housing Association
- President of Newland Court Condo Association to successfully lead homeowners through a difficult restoration
- I currently chair the City of Boulder Landmarks Board.