Tag Archive for safety net

FRL is Proud to Endorse Garry Sanfacon for County Commissioner

Garry Sanfacon 2011

Garry Sanfacon, District 1 Boulder County Commissioner candidate

On his website, Garry Sanfacon states, “We owe our special quality of life to Boulder County’s rich history of visionary thinkers.”   Sanfacon is the visionary thinker for our time and our place.  He is a champion of our right to local self-determination and for charting a course to a sustainable future.

Sanfacon is committed to strengthening the Boulder County human services safety net.  One in four Boulder County children lives in poverty; a high percentage of these children live in Longmont.  He will address improvements in our safety net by focusing on the root causes of poverty – insufficient affordable housing, the need for jobs that provide a solid economic foundation, and for improved mental health assistance to help those in our community whose ability for self-sufficiency is impaired.

Sanfacon does not, and will not, accept fracking as inevitable in Boulder County.  He believes that clean air and water and our health are rights not to be regulated or negotiated away by governments and their agents.  He will take a firm stand against GMO crops on Boulder County Open Space.

Although Garry Sanfacon lives in Nederland, he is the strongest advocate for Longmont amongst the candidates in the Boulder County Board of Commissioners District 1 race.  Longmont is in District 2 where current Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner is our choice for that seat.

Sanfacon believes that there are additional properties the County should acquire in order to preserve important natural habitat and agricultural lands.  He will work with user groups to find policies and strategies to balance the use of open space with strong protections for plant and wildlife habitats, riparian corridors, cultural resources and scenic vistas.

Sanfacon’s experience is both broad and deep.  He is currently the Boulder County Manager for Fourmile Canyon Fire Recovery and has worked in the county’s Long Range Planning Division.  He has served on the Boulder County Planning Commission as Vice Chair and where he spearheaded the Sustainability Element of the Comprehensive Plan Update and actively supported one of the strongest green building codes in the country.

Sanfacon has owned his own small business and has a wide range of volunteer service in non-profit areas related to youth, education, and health.  Sanfacon also served as lead organizer for the Nederland Downtown Development Authority Formation Committee.

Garry Sanfacon is the leader for the future that Boulder County needs.