Disgusting. Frightening. Distressing. I could go on. I’m sure most of you who are reading this piece in the wake of Wednesday’s horrific mob attack on our citadel of democracy heard and/or uttered similar sentiments. It was disturbing.
For good reason, our community has fought with near religious fervor for more than a decade over the best path toward achieving our climate protection and renewable energy goals. It seems appropriate, therefore, to offer a biblical analogy as a closing argument in favor of Ballot Issue 2C, the proposed franchise agreement with Xcel Energy.
I’ve heard it said, “We may be in this COVID-19 storm together, but some of us have leaky boats.” Yes . . . and we either pull our oars together toward a brighter future for all of us, or we’ll all soon have leaky boats. Fortunately, in our community’s immediate COVID-19 response, we’ve demonstrated an encouraging degree of collaborative planning and action. It is in this same spirit that the Boulder Chamber offers a few principles to guide our collective economic recovery efforts.