Integrity. Experience. Sensibility.
I am running for City Council because I want to be an active participant in moving our city in a positive direction.
I believe my personal and professional experience and my dedication and commitment to public service will serve Boulder in meeting the challenges our community faces.
I am motivated by a desire to see our community as a safe and welcoming place in which all Boulderites can thrive and be their best.
Michael for Boulder 2021:
With your support, we can achieve great things together!
On The Issues
Housing and Growth
I believe in thoughtfully planned, strategic growth to meet our community goals. In California, I witnessed first-hand the impacts of rapid and large-scale development without adequate planning. The strategic growth I envision includes a variety of housing types that meet the needs of people in all stages of life and are affordable for low, moderate, and middle-income households.
Public Health and Safety
Public health and safety is paramount for a thriving community. We must expand on the resources and support necessary to keep our neighborhoods, our public spaces, our business districts, residents, and visitors safe. I fully support the collaboration between the community and our public safety officials in developing the Police Department Master Plan.
Boulder must continue to make progress in energy conservation and the use of renewable, clean energy. We must reduce carbon emissions and support carbon sequestration. I encourage community programs and education that promote waste reduction, pollution control, and the use of alternative modes of transportation.
I believe we need to keep growing a robust and sustainable multi-modal transportation system in Boulder. I support a safe, reliable, and affordable public transportation network in Boulder and believe we can increase ridership by expanding the Eco Pass program. I support expansion of our bike infrastructure, including adding more lanes and widening existing lanes where necessary. I support the Vision Zero efforts that are on-going in Boulder.
Arts and Culture
Boulder must continue to support our local art and heritage programs. Local theaters, libraries, museums, music forums and art studios create an environment that unites people of all backgrounds through the shared experience of arts and culture.
Diversity and Inclusion
A united community supports the well-being of all its citizens. We must create an open and welcoming community in which people from all backgrounds feel accepted and valued.
I support the City’s camping ban, but it must be paired with robust services, including improved behavioral and mental health support and a long-term strategy, including county, regional, and state collaboration, to address the unhoused crisis.
In order for Boulder to thrive as a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in our community, we must continue to support our local businesses to enable them to maximize their economic potential.