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Name not shown inside Durango August 2, 2020, 10:43 AM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. Because Durango is based on tourism, we will be ineffective in controlling emissions from those coming into our community. As such, these goals may not be attainable unless there are nation-wide standards in place that can make the goal a reality. It is also unreasonable to believe that vehicles will be replaced by the target dates based on the current Federal standards for emission control.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? I have no idea what the term "equity" means in this context... a definition here would have been helpful.
Is there anything else that you would like to add? I think it is vital to look at the goals and options in a realistic manner. Without viable alternatives shifting the mindset of the public will be impossible. Let's not just have a feel-good moment because we are setting goals, let's make them realistic and attainable by having viable alternatives. Let's also examine the future impact and sustainability of our decisions.

Laura Marchino inside Durango August 1, 2020, 3:53 PM

What is your age? C. 26 to 55 years of age

Erin Hughes outside Durango July 31, 2020, 4:10 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
If you chose other, please elaborate. My mental health....too much sun and not enough precip makes me panic and get depressed.
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? Little understanding. I would not be the person to ask to explain this to a child. But I get the gist of it.
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? Recreation...this industry relies our climate. And the way durango parks and rec operates can also contribute to the problem or solution
Is there anything else that you would like to add? My ideas that have long been my soapbox. The edgemont empire is growing and growing with no end in sight. We need a bike lane...a separate bike lane with a railing or fence all the way to CR 234. With this, kids, etc. could be safe riding to school. Would reduce morning traffic immensely and actually saves time. It's sometimes faster! Bike racks on the school buses so kids can get their bikes back home. Or get their bikes into town and ride bikes around to extracurriculars instead of parents idling in the parking lot waiting for them.or driving them around town when they could easily bike around. Pass a no idling law like Toronto's. Durango is growing but amenities are not keeping pace. Long ago the public outdoor pool was filled in for baseball fields. Now we have more baseball fields, have more soccer fields, but no public, affordable outdoor pool. The river beaches are getting crowded, there's little to no parking, they risk getting trashed, they are often swarmed with drunk college kids so there is nowhere to go with young children. The river banks can be subject to damaging erosion, and it isn't safe for little kids. As the climate heats up, more and more people seek refreshment around water. I applaud the efforts and money that has gone into nighthorse and oxbow, but those beaches still need development and parking, and even with these locations, an outdoor pool is still greatly needed. Trimble is crazy expensive, the rec center is indoors, and every other pool in town is private, or inadequate, and most likely at a hotel. Sad that we have to rent a hotel room to swim at an outdoor pool. Why not a pool at three springs, or the Ewing Mesa development where it is less likely to rain during monsoon? There are the bubble covers that can turn the pool into a 4 season pool. A few years ago an article in national geographic featured pools as an important community feature that actually conserves water by sharing water, recycling water. Also, is the water at the rec center splash pad recycled? It doesn't feel like it's on a pump system, it feels so cold that it must be coming straight out of the tap and down the drain, used once. Last, the land for sale just north of oxbow. Perfect for parking, a bathroom, nature trails and more beach, no boat ramp, just slow pace beachgoers that must hike in 10 minutes. No, that wasn't the last thing....shouldn't we have another elementary school in edgemont by now? Walking community....Riverview is over crowded, another way to reduce traffic. What are the laws regarding collecting rainwater to use in the yard....why is this outlawed anywhere?

Name not shown outside Durango July 31, 2020, 3:35 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. Stretch a bit more on goals, within the realm of the possible of course.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? Your understanding and how you uphold and implement equity is more important than mine. I understand that communities of color are disproportinately affected by climate change, and that inequity is persistent within systems of government. Admission is the first small step. Implementaiton of equity is the heavy lift.
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? The social component of each sector is important - people need to buy in to the plan for it to work.
Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? No.
Is there anything else that you would like to add? Thanks for the opportnity to provide comments!

Name not shown inside Durango July 31, 2020, 12:32 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
If you chose other, please elaborate. Quality of Life
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. It'd be great to get to 100% renewable energy even sooner than 2050, but may that is not realistic.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? I have no idea what you mean :)
Is there anything else that you would like to add? YOU ROCK!!! Please save our earth and community our future generations!

Name not shown inside Durango July 31, 2020, 11:55 AM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. The plan is on the right track, but I believe we as a community can accomplish the renewable energy goal on a faster track. It's good to set a timeframe, to to meet that deadline, but we have the ability and resources to get there faster. If we can't formally pull that timeframe in closer, let's at least try to get there faster and better than those planned levels and dates.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? As with other societal pressures and impacts, people's exposure to and ability to respond to climatic impacts and energy availability and cost varies widely, usually affecting those who are less able to respond the worst.

Mary Oswald inside Durango July 31, 2020, 10:36 AM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. I think having to wait an additional 30 years for significant reductions is too late. TIME is the key factor here. We simply do not have enough time to take our time with this issue.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? My understanding is that effects of climate change fall disproportionately on the shoulders of the economically disadvantaged , often meaning native Americans, Latinos, etc
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? Tourism? The tourism industry in Durango can and should address sustainability
Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? No. I appreciate how comprehensive this appears
Is there anything else that you would like to add? What can Durango do to really promote the LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY? Things like Amazon and Wallmart are very destructive to the sustainability issue just in terms of transportation! Perhaps the City can address a marketing campaign that pushes the idea of "Buying Local" to the next level

Name not shown inside Durango July 30, 2020, 6:47 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. Realistic goals are important

Name not shown inside Durango July 30, 2020, 3:43 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Is there anything else that you would like to add? we need to convince La Plata Elect. to accept Virtual Net Metering for solar systems. We have an intown home that has bad exposure for solar, but we also have county land that has ample sun, it would be nice to place a solar system in the county and apply those credits to an in-town meter. Under the La Plata guidelines, this can not be accomplished.

Name not shown outside Durango July 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. There is so much that can be done now with putting in LED's in all schools or installing solar panels like St. Columba did on all schools, etc.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? What do you mean by "equity" -- I don't understand the question.
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? Water - protection of the Animas River
Is there anything else that you would like to add? We need to get on top of this to stop climate change -- our lives literally depend on it.