As Chair of Longmont’s Board of Environmental Affairs, I can attest to the exceptional value that Brian Hansen has provided to environmental issues by virtue of his doctorate in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry. Hansen is a proud advocate for the environment at all policy levels. He understands the ramifications not only to our quality of life but to our economy that will result from failures to address the environmental issues that threaten our future.
Hansen provided great insight and understanding during the Board of Environmental Affairs development of the “Commercial Green Points” program. This program is based on the International Green Construction Code but allows builders and developers flexibility in meeting the programs requirements. It is more than unfortunate that this program has not been brought before the current city council. The existing make-up makes it all but certain that the program would be rejected. The current majority led by Mayor Brian Baum is hostile to environmental concerns.
It should not go without saying that Brian Hansen is thoroughly prepared on all issues that come before the Longmont City Council. Hansen challenges those organizations that have contracts with the city and does not hesitate to question their reports when information contained in those reports is suspect.
Brian Hansen is a strong protector of Longmont’s assets and deserves to be returned to City Council as the representative for Ward 1.