Meeting Tuesday on Boulder’s energy future

Public input at East Boulder Senior Center starting at 6 pm

| Jun 29, 2010

I’m writing to make sure that you all know about tonight’s “Open House,” hosted by the City of Boulder. This is an important opportunity to participate in the debate regarding our City’s energy future and creating the low-carbon future we want.

There will be a debate between Boulder community and Xcel Energy representatives regarding Renewing the 20-year Franchise Agreement with Xcel Energy vs. “Life without a Franchise,” a chance for immediate before and after hand-held electronic clicker polling by members of the audience, as well as a question and answer period. Our City Council is looking for public input to assist with their decision making on this critical local issue, so please attend if you are able and spread the word.

It’s TONIGHT – Tuesday, June 29, 2010; East Boulder Senior Center at 5660 Sioux Drive at 6 pm.

In addition, I have heard that citizens have scheduled several citizens meetings on our energy future. These will be held:

– Wednesday, June 23, 2010; Meadows Library at 7pm
– Monday, July 12, 2010; Meadows Library at 7pm
– Thursday, August 5, 2010; George Reynolds Library at 7pm
– Wednesday, August 25, 2010; George Reynolds Library at 7 pm

These meeting will allow citizens to discuss among themselves the options available and to help citizens learn how they can get involved and stay involved.

The Xcel franchise is only up for renewal once every 20 years. That happens this year. Let’s act to create a clean and sustainable energy future!