“Land use affects us all. From the driveway next door to public land, the decisions we make as a County will shape the landscape for generations to come. I know a little about it, I served on Planning and Zoning for a decade.
|“Leslie has spent the last 20 years fighting to move oil and gas extraction away from people and out of our neighborhoods. She fights for the rules and regulations needed to mitigate the short and long-term impacts the extraction industry has on our natural resources and environment.
It is time for a change of leadership in Garfield County. I hope you will join me in voting for Leslie Robinson in this November’s election.”
|“I pitched in to help with Leslie Robinson’s campaign because it’s the thing most likely to improve my life in these uncertain times. I have watched Garfield County’s half-hearted response to Covid-19 with resignation. I have despaired over cuts to our libraries. I have watched teachers struggle to afford housing, and I felt outrage at the cutting of a grant to support the only family-planning resource many local women have. A panel composed solely of aging males simply doesn’t care much about these things.”
“I also worry that there’s no plan to uncouple Garfield County’s economy from the boom-and-bust cycle of oil and gas extraction. There’s no plan to prepare for the changes that global warming is already having here.”
“Because of land use decisions – where to allow mining and fracking activities that pollute our water table – county commissioners can have an outsized impact on our livelihoods, homes and life savings. But frankly, it’s unrealistic to expect that folks who, for the most part, have never worked outside local government or oil and gas, are going to come up with any economic vision other than the picture in the rearview mirror. It’s time for new ideas. It’s time for a female commissioner. It’s time for Leslie Robinson.”
|It will be wonderful if we can get Leslie Robinson elected. She is thoughtful, can see both sides, and is emphatic. Smart too! Best of all, she’s a tried and true Democrat.|