The qualities of ingenuity and innovation are what drew me to pursue an education in a city like Boulder. Nothing is more inspiring to the minds of eager undergraduates than the possibility of moving forward or progressing towards a better tomorrow.
As a junior at CU, I am constantly excited by Boulder's positioning at the forefront of progress, particularly when it comes to tackling the issue of climate change. Due to the threats of the federal agenda, taking action locally is more pressing now than ever. We need to address climate change before it's too late.
We have the unique opportunity to lead the way for environmental policy throughout the country by adopting a municipal utility. Boulder has always demonstrated its commitment to sustainable environmental policy, and transitioning to a renewables-based power supply would display the qualities of ingenuity and innovation that Boulder is valued for. City Council recently adopted a Climate Commitment Goals of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. The best way for us to do this is through a locally controlled utility.
Boulder voters have voted twice in favor of municipalization, and we should respect this vote and commit to moving forward on these plans. Our community forged a new path for Boulder's environmental policy, one that will have nationwide implications once our city's plan achieves success, and so I strongly urge City Council to uphold this vote.