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Name not shown outside Durango July 13, 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?



Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
On site solar generation for as many city facilities as possible, sooner rather than later. We know the solar RFP is out for bid but haven't heard any updates in a long time..

Name not shown inside Durango July 13, 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.
I am not sure. I don't know enough about what is realistic but somewhat aggressive. We should be ambitious! But I have no ideas what is possible.


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?
Marginalized and non-dominant communities are much more acutely affected by climate change so it is crucial to understand those disproportionately negative effects.


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
The City advisory board on equity. Public health.

Name not shown inside Durango July 13, 2020, 3:10 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)



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 that it would be our benefit for us to try to achieve these goals sooner, before 2050.


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 any planning related to sustainability and climate change should take into account the interests of all those affected by these issues. This means creating solutions that work for all community members, including minorities whose needs and access to resources may be different than those of the majority.


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
N/A


Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
I think they should all be addressed.


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I would like to add that public transportation in Durango is sorely in need of improvement. Having more routes and more buses to decrease waiting time would make public transportation in Durango more easy to use and useful, which in turn could increase how much people use it, thereby decreasing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Name not shown inside Durango July 13, 2020, 2:05 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?
Nuclear power is the least wasteful way to fulfill the energy requirements in the near future. Consider this option moving forward.

Howard White Fort Lewis College inside Durango July 13, 2020, 1:28 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.
30 years is too long of a time frame to meet these goals


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
A large part of "Transportation and Land Use" should be focused on affordable housing withing the City Limits

Name not shown inside Durango July 13, 2020, 11:25 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.
Colorado's targets for GHG are 40% reduction by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Colorado's target for renewables is 100% by 2040. Why wouldn't we at least match Colorado's targets, if not be even more ambitious?


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"


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
Non-extractive tourism (think Bhutan vs Nepal). Amazing bicycle routes.


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
The Train's continued use of coal in light of this plan is absurd. We've sacrificing an entire neighborhood of 1000 people, forcing residents to put up with nighttime air quality worse than Beijing's. And doing so when the Train has plenty of other options available, today. Additionally, consider that the wildfire danger from coal mitigates every single benefit we gain from the existing list, from the economy to natural environment to air quality. Lastly, look at the nuisance ordinance already on the books and apply it to south side coal smoke, and you have an existing law with teeth that you can use as a lever to move the Train away from coal.

Name not shown inside Durango July 13, 2020, 9:25 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?


Richard Grossman outside Durango July 12, 2020, 6:04 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 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 feel that the City of Durango should immediately, or as soon as budgetary constraints will allow, pay the small extra amount for 100% renewable electricity


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
Population growth is the cause of most of the problems; therefore it should be included in the Plan.


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?
Thank you for this survey. I live in the County, but hope that you will still pay attention to my answers.

Name not shown outside Durango July 12, 2020, 3:04 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.
We need to pursue local renewable energy production as a community otherwise we are paying for imported energy in which we send our money out while buying imported energy. With our abundant solar and other renewable resources we need a city/community wide effort to increase our economic vitality and resiliency while at the same time promoting local business and greatly increasing environmental sustainability. We need to demonstrate leadership in economic, environmental, social, and health by implementing a very strong climate change response, let's not miss this opportunity to do well while doing good.


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 only real barriers to achieving the highest level of renewable electricity goals is political and not economic or technical. Let's demonstrate the strength of our political will and enjoy the real economic and environmental benefits of doing so.


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?
The climate, health, and equity are inextricably linked and smart public policies will integrate disciplines, perspectives, and resources in addressing climate change and our community inequities. The drivers behind climate injustice and health disparities are fundamentally the same - social inequities, institutional power, and the need for broader systems changes in our health systems, transportation infrastructure, and the production and distribution of energy and this is where they intersect.


Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
Local purchasing preferences and policies, education and schools, impacts of tourism, inclusion, support, and collaboration with related non-profits that can strengthen and enhance the City's efforts..


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?
The City has provided a lot of lip service in the past on this issue, but in the end the City's budget has never reflected the commitment of resources to achieve the goals that various City Council's have set in the past. There is no free lunch and therefore the City budget MUST reflect a serious commitment to allocate proper levels of resources to this goal. To do otherwise will result in failure and subsequently additional erosion of trust in local government.

Kim Martin inside Durango July 11, 2020, 11:13 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?