Boulder County is a beautiful place to live. We have mountains, pastures, roaring creeks and an extensive network of bike paths and hiking trails. But despite these riches, we can do better. We need to do a better job at making it possible for all kinds of people to live here. The cost of owning or renting a home is beyond reach of too many, and over 50,000 families are spending more than half their income just to have a roof over their heads. More than a quarter of the population cannot make ends meet, despite working. The gap between the income of Boulder County’s white population and income of people of color is unconscionable. And congested roads threaten the economic prosperity that has helped provide the rich amenities we all enjoy.
I am running for County Commissioner to work on three main issues:
- Increase access to affordable housing by implementing the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership.
- Advance renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to non-carbon based transportation options.
- Make Boulder County more welcoming to people of color and other people who are marginalized.
But that’s not all!
Boulder County has thousands of acres of farmland, but farmers increasingly struggle to continue producing food.
The county is responsible for delivering social services but too many people are not getting the services they need.
Our county is increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial, yet people of color report feeling invisible.
As a Boulder County Commissioner, I will work tirelessly on issues across the spectrum so that all sectors of our economy thrive and all of Boulder County’s residents feel valued and included in their community.