News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Friday May 22nd 2015

Support the Blue Line

Subscribe to the Blue Line

That's what she said

city council energy transportation xcel municipalization april fools election 2011 climate action housing urban planning density boulder county bicycles open space agriculture renewables election 2013 CU local food jefferson parkway youth affordable housing preservation Rocky Flats climate change BVSD development immigration mountain bikes GMOs decarbonization farming recreation fracking colorado politics fires transit downtown smart regs new era colorado boards and commissions plutonium journalism wildlife plan boulder transit village natural gas radioactive waste commuting pedestrian architecture rental height limits april fools 2015 planning board education homeless energy efficiency parking gardens coal students urban design water supply election 2010 Neighborhoods taxes arts historic district election 2012 water quality ghgs North Boulder University Hill population growth organic solar groundwater bus planning reserve library land use diversity RTD climate smart loan election zero waste solar panels politics hazardous waste obama bike lane Mapleton flood electric utility colorado legislature nutrition longmont diagonal plaza sprawl golden affairs of the heart food pesticide community cycles league of women voters epa drought hogan-pancost ken wilson bus rapid transit county commissioners conservation easement sam weaver Newlands PV ecocycle comprehensive plan mayor david miller recycling wind power daily camera climate change deniers PUC wetlands campaign finance boulder junction monsanto jane jacobs electric vehicle mining community lisa morzel walmart climate measure 310 suzanne jones sustainability gun safety oil germany gun control bears mlk children west tsa Whittier arizona tim plass green points Orchard Grove zoning boulder kevin hotaling crime john tayer bob bellemare contamination boulder creek bsec public spaces blue friday silly walks blue line marijuana Washington EV historic boulder technology districting BVCP al bartlett city budget mobile home parks

Xcel Continues to Outspend Pro-2B & 2C Groups


By

Xcel Energy and the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition (BSEC) spent almost exactly 10 times the amount that pro-2B & 2C groups spent since campaign finance reporting began in August.  The reports, which were due today, show election contributions and expenditures since mid-August and detail where the money comes from and where it goes.

With infusions of cash from Xcel, the Xcel Energy Issue Committee and the BSEC spent $661,000; about 30% on consultants (the Kenney Group, Utilipoint/Bob Bellemare, David Miller and Buzz Burrell), 21% on Internet ads, 10% on door-to-door canvassers, 9% on video production, and 4% on direct mail.  The bulk of the rest of the expenditures were booked as Xcel employees’ “Work on Anti-Municipalization Effort.”

The pro-2B & 2C groups Citizens for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future ($32,677), Campaign for Local Energy ($18,376), and Boulder Smarter Energy Coalition ($15,660) spent most of their funds on advertising.  PLAN-Boulder County, which is supporting four ballot issues this year, spent $850 on Issues 2B & 2C.

All of the contribution and expenditure reports are available at the city’s website.

Rate this article: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

What do you think? Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.