June 23, 2011 - Boulder’s Energy Future ‘You Have the Power to Decide’ public forum event set for June 28
Boulder’s Energy Future ‘You Have the Power to Decide’ public forum event set for June 28
As the community moves closer to key decision-making dates, the City of Boulder invites the public to participate in a ‘You Have the Power to Decide’ community forum from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive.
The event is designed to involve the community in the important discussion about how homes and businesses in Boulder will get their electricity in the years to come. Boulder’s Energy Future goal is to ensure that all customers have access to safe, reliable energy that is competitively priced, increasingly clean, and is as locally produced as possible – giving customers more choice and control in their power.
Tuesday’s forum will feature updated information about two of the options currently under consideration. Presentations will include a discussion about anticipated costs associated with the possible creation of a local power utility, and new details about Xcel Energy’s proposal to bring significantly more wind onto its system in conjunction with a 20-year franchise agreement with Boulder.
The forum has been structured to allow for questions and comments from community members. After the presentations, individuals will be given up to two minutes to ask questions or provide feedback, which will be shared with City Council prior to its Tuesday, July 19, meeting. Due to time constraints associated with the event location, speaking slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up will start at 6 p.m. the night of the event at the community center. There will be an opportunity to pool time: one person can have up to five minutes in exchange for the time that would have been allocated to two additional people. Both the individuals who have agreed to give up their time to a pooled speaker must be present. If more people wish to offer feedback than time allows, the audience will be given the opportunity to leave written comments.
Council is scheduled to consider ballot language related to the energy supply options at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 19, and then again in August. It is anticipated that voters will be asked to make some decisions about this topic on Nov. 1.
Anyone seeking more information about the Energy Future project is encouraged to visit www.BoulderEnergyFuture.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 08:23