I respect the recent vote on the hydro plant. We will pursue conservation and efficiencies over production. I would like the broader discussions to continue, both about renewable energy and stream health related to diversions, both existing and possible future. The city now should make information available and start discussions about alternatives.

But all Aspenites need to be aware of the threats to the health of our regional headwaters and our sustainable environment. I think the city should collaborate with the experts and residents to achieve our shared goals of 100 percent renewable energy and environmental stewardship. I will provide true environmental leadership.