Present, former mayors to debate 310
Last Updated: 16:09 October 21, 2013
The debate is to run from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom at CU's Wolf Law building. It is free and open to the public, although a $5 suggested donation will go toward a fellowship the Environmental Law Society supports to provide a stipend for a student who has secured unpaid environmental legal work.
Professor Paul Komor will moderate the event. Organizers have set up the debate with Appelbaum arguing against 310 and Greenlee for it, although the topics of issue 2E and municipalization in general are likely to tie in.
Boulder City Council in August gave city staff approval to move forward with acquiring the Xcel Energy Inc. infrastructure necessary for the city to break away from Xcel and create a municipal electric utility.
Issue 310 is a citizen-initiated ballot measure that would, among other things, require voter approval for any debt issued in relation to a municipal utility and require that non-city residents included in the utility's service area get a vote in such elections.
The city council in August placed 2E on the ballot to compete with 310. Issue 2E would place a limit of $214 million on the amount of debt the city could issue for the purchase of the Xcel equipment and related stranded costs owed to Xcel, but not on future debt needed for startup or operation costs.
After the debate, organizers will moderate an informal audience discussion about the issues.
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