Dear Boulder Voters,
Because I spoke out against Ballot Issues 2B and 2C (municipalization), Steve Pomerance, a muncipalization advocate, publically accused me of violating Boulder’s conflict of interest law. His motive was purely political. City Attorney Thomas Carr found the allegations were false and says in his official report “I have concluded the Deputy Mayor (Ken Wilson) had no conflict of interest and did not violate Charter Section 13.”
I am convinced there are faster, better, and less risky ways to achieve Boulder’s renewable energy goals than picking a lengthy, costly court fight with Xcel. We can instead begin working right now with neighboring cities and Xcel to spur local energy innovation and more renewables.
Boulder voters will see Pomerance’s attack for what it was—a cynical effort to intimidate a city council member who speaks the truth as he sees it. With your support I look forward to continuing to serve you on the city council.
Read a copy of the City Attorney's October 24, 2011 memorandum
A message from Ken
I want to thank the voters of Boulder for electing me to City Council four years ago. Your support made it possible and I have been honored to represent you on Council. It has been an amazing experience. I have learned a great deal about our city, about local politics, and about people. I am an engineer and scientist, not a politician.
I stand primarily for good governance. We need to make thoughtful and considered decisions to see Boulder prosper and continue to be the place we all want to live. As an engineer and scientist, with over 35 years of experience, I bring skills and knowledge to council on environmental issues, water resources, utility operations and sound management.
I want to see Boulder keep its leadership role in environmental issues with improvements in energy conservation and renewable energy. I want to see us manage our Open Space to balance recreation with preservation. I want to see us manage our libraries, parks and recreation centers so everyone can enjoy them. I want to see us improve our transportation system, keeping our streets in repair and expanding our multi-modal opportunities. To do all this, we need to keep our economy healthy with green jobs and good housing. And we need to be financially responsible, watching our budget and getting more services for less money.
I would like one more term on Council to use what I have learned to continue Boulder’s tradition of innovative governance. I bring the skills, knowledge and thoughtful leadership to council to accomplish our goals. I hope that you will give me your vote when you fill out your mail ballot.
"Ken understands the needs of the community and is committed to making Boulder a
better place for everyone to live. He has the business and professional experience
to bring solid management skills to City Council. Ken’s approach is always thoughtful,
logical and collaborative. I urge you to support him"
~ Mark Ruzzin, former Boulder Mayor and City Council Member
"In his four years of service on Council, Ken has shown sensitivity to economic sustainability issues, a practical, analytical approach, and the courage to speak the facts on issues. We believe he will become even more effective in the next four years as he builds on his experience."
~ Boulder Chamber of Commerce, in their endorsement