How Will You Vote
on the Xcel Agreement?
Virtual Policy Roundtable
City of Boulder/Xcel Energy Franchise Agreement
Wednesday, September 2 | 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
The Boulder Chamber is hosting a forum on the local ballot measures that address a proposed settlement agreement with Xcel Energy to potentially end the municipalization effort and the future of Boulder’s Utility Occupation Tax.
Listen to different perspectives on the option for a long-term franchise agreement with Xcel Energy and what it could mean for Boulder’s clean energy goals. Speakers will include Boulder City staff, Xcel Energy leadership, Boulder City Councilmembers and community activists who champion municipalization. Register for the roundtable here.
This proposed settlement agreement with Xcel Energy comes to Boulder voters this November after a decade of discussions about whether Boulder should pursue a city-run, community-owned electric utility or achieve its renewable energy goals through a renewed franchise agreement.
The Boulder Chamber has always urged Xcel and the City of Boulder to pursue a collaborative approach, believing it would offer a more efficient path forward than the current litigious confrontation over the City of Boulder’s path toward potential municipalization of the electric energy system.
In the wake of marathon settlement negotiations with Xcel, spearheaded for the City of Boulder by Mayor Sam Weaver and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Yates, the parties arrived at a proposed agreement that is designed to shelve the municipalization effort in favor of a partnership approach. City Council approved referring this issue, in the form of a long-term franchise agreement and a reallocation of the current Utility Occupation Tax that funds the municipalization effort, to Boulder’s voters on the November ballot. Listen to John Tayer’s comments to City Council in support of Boulder voters getting their say on the proposed settlement agreement here.
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