Why PLAN-Boulder County Endorses Cindy Carlisle, John Gerstle, Mirabai Nagle, Sam Weaver and Mary Young for Boulder City Council

Sean KendallCity Council, Endorsements

PLAN (Peoples League for Action Now)-Boulder County believes that these candidates are the most insightful, passionate and independent-thinking in the 2017 city council campaign!  These 5 best represent the balance the community desires for addressing the challenges that Boulder will confront going forward. They represent the best vision and experience needed to fulfill the promise that Boulder has always held out to its residents.  All of these candidates have solid track records of public service, are clear-eyed pragmatists, understand the key issues and are consensus builders who listen to all perspectives.

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Cindy Carlisle

passionate – committed – effective

Cindy Carlisle’s vast resume’ of experience and dedication are unparalleled in this election. Her life is defined by her commitment to active public service – working hard to facilitate positive change and sustainable progress for residents of Boulder and Colorado. She has served on the Boulder City Council and the University of Colorado Board of Regents, during which time she helped start the Center for Energy and Environmental Security and establish campaign finance rules for the City of Boulder.  Cindy’s is a passionate and effective voice for protection of the environment and support for the arts, She is a strong intelligent advocate for neighborhoods and good governance. She will actively pursue solutions to balance the gap between good jobs and affordable housing. Cindy supports the City’s 2030 Climate Action Goals and is an advocate of municipalization of the City’s electric utility so that Boulder can maximize its renewable energy portfolio in the shortest time.

https://www.carlisleforcouncil.com

Cindy has been endorsed by:

  • PLAN-Boulder County
  • Sierra Club
  • Together4Boulder
  • Boulder Neighborhood Alliance
  • Livable Boulder
  • Elephant Journal
  • Many, many neighborhood organization
  • Many, many community leaders

 

John Gerstle

 compassionate – responsive – professional

John Gerstle’s candidacy highlights insights derived from a lifetime of professional experience with environmental and development issues. He combines experience with enthusiasm for good governance, consensus and inclusion. John is an environmental engineer. He has lived in Boulder for most of his life. He chaired Boulder County Planning Commission, where he led the movement for restrictions on oil and gas extraction. He also chaired the City’s Planning Board, focusing on thoughtful planning and managed growth. John’s concerns as a city council member will include requiring community benefit from development; protection of neighborhood character and livability; preserving and increasing affordable housing; open, consistent and responsive city government; and climate action to meet the City’s 2030 carbon reduction goals, including municipalization of the City’s electric utility.

www.johngerstleforboulder.com

John has been endorsed by:

  • PLAN-Boulder County
  • Sierra Club
  • Together4Boulder
  • Boulder Neighborhood Alliance
  • Livable Boulder
  • Boulder Rights Watch
  • The Elephant Journal
  • Many, many neighborhood organization
  • Many, many community leaders

 

Mirabai Nagle

independent – enthusiastic – new ideas

Mirabai Nagel has been described as a “smart, independent newcomer to the political scene.”  She represents a fresh perspective as a businesswoman, Boulder native and community activist. Her life-long passion for public service and the political process drive her to seek solutions to issues around growth, traffic, and neighborhoods and affordable housing that are at the core of current issues. Mirabai also sits on the boards of Prairie Protection Colorado and United Paws Rescue.  She will bring her knowledge and passion for wildlife and environmental protection to city council’s decision-making for open space. Mirabai will take advantage of the vast pool of talent and education Bolder provides to create inclusive solutions for everybody. Mirabai is a gemologist and jewelry business owner. She is a First Responder with the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District, and a recipient of “Fire Fighter of the Year”.

http://nagleforcouncil.org

Mirabai has been endorsed by:

  • PLAN-Boulder County
  • Boulder Weekly
  • Together4Boulder
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Boulder Labor Council
  • Elephant Journal
  • Many, many neighborhood organization
  • Many, many community leaders

 

 

Sam Weaver

leader – visionary – energy advocate

Sam Weaver is a strong voice for climate action, housing affordability, responsible planning and social justice. He has served on the Boulder City Council for four years, and was a member of the Planning Board. Sam is a leader in the effort to municipalize its electric utility, a strong advocate for open space, and is a strenuous supporter for adopting higher impact fees on new commercial construction to support affordable housing. Sam will focus on supporting Boulder businesses, achieving aggressive carbon emissions reductions, and creating a sustainable community that cares for those in need. Sam is an engineer and President, CEO and founder of Cool Energy, Inc., a Boulder-based power conversion equipment company that is committed to sustainable practices. He is named on 26 U.S. patents.  Sam served as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years including one term as fire chief.

https://sam4council.org

Sam has been endorsed by:

  • Plan Boulder County
  • Sierra Club
  • Together 4 Boulder
  • Livable Boulder
  • Elephant Journal
  • Boulder Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Multiple neighborhood organizations
  • Many, many community leaders

 

 

Mary Young

visionary – inclusive – focused

Mary envisions a sustainable Boulder in which all communities are participating and feel welcome. She is dedicated to this vision and dedicated to its realization. As a council member, Mary has been a strong and consistent voice supporting support for our Climate Commitment to reduce carbon emissions. She is focused on responsible growth; sub-community planning; consideration of rezoning of some industrial and commercial land to residential use in order to increase affordable housing and bring new job creation and housing into balance; increasing funding for affordable housing through higher impact fees on new commercial construction; establishing the ongoing sustainability of Open Space through the Open Space Master Plan; tough annexation negotiations with CU on CU South to include the most comprehensive and effective flood mitigation possible, to protect our health and safety; finding a revenue source for ongoing support for the arts; and for the protection of local small businesses. Prior to joining City Council, Mary was the chair of the Boulder City Planning Board where she focused on optimizing community benefits derived from development and ensuring that development enhanced those aspects of Boulder that are most cherished.  Mary is an engineer and brings strong organizational and rational problem solving skills to City council.

https://youngforcouncil.org/about

Mary has been endorsed by:

  • Plan Boulder County
  • Sierra Club
  • Boulder Weekly
  • Together 4 Boulder
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Livable Boulder
  • Boulder Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Elephant Journal
  • Multiple neighborhood organizations
  • Many, many community leader

Please help us support them support you by donating to our Unofficial Candidates Committee and Issues Committee.

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