CITY COUNCIL, CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO
1101 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
SUBJECT: BOULDER’S ENERGY FUTURE WRT; XCEL ENERGY’S SETTLEMENT PROPOSALS
Dear City Council, City of Boulder, Colorado:
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) (Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies), has a duty under the Colorado Constitution to find a practical, doable path to municipalization. Because that is what the citizens of Boulder County and of Colorado are seeking, and we have a Constitutional right to municipalize.
Municipalization: is the transfer of corporations or other assets to municipal ownership. The transfer may be from private ownership (usually by purchase) or from other levels of government. It is the opposite of privatization and is different from nationalization.
Xcel Energy is a private entity and does not have any duty of any kind to encourage or assist a city, county, state to become a municipal utility. This being said, the City of Boulder must block Xcel Energy’s privatization of its utility. Xcel Energy has opposed and withheld, and willfully failed to cooperate.
The reason it has taken six years to get to this trial that is about to start is exclusively what appears to be, Xcel Energy’s deliberate obstructionism. Thus, the very reason it is essential that the City and County of Boulder move forward with this scheduled trial, because whatever obstacles the PUC may try to put into our path, they are subject to scrutiny both by the legislature and the courts.
"Perfection is Energy Democracy, and We are the Energy of Change that Can Make it Happen."