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Clean-energy campaign seeks help lobbying Breckenridge council

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During a June 27 meeting of the Breckenridge Town Council, members of the Breckenridge for 100 Percent Renewable Energy Campaign hold up a petition signed by people supporting a resolution to affirm the town’s commitment to having all town facilities powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 and the entire town by 2035.

The Breckenridge Town Council is slated to address a proposed resolution Tuesday that would affirm the town's commitment to having all town facilities powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 and the entire town by 2035.

"This is what we have been working for," states an email from Beth Groundwater of the Breckenridge for 100 Percent Renewable Energy Campaign, a group that's trying to drum up support for the resolution ahead of Tuesday's meeting. "However, at least one negative letter to town council, asking them to vote 'no' on the resolution has already come in."

As a result, the group is asking people who support the mission to go to the town's website, TownOfBreckenridge.com/your-government/councils-and-commissions/town-council, click on the "Contact Mayor and Town Council" tab and fill out a form expressing their support for the resolution.

The group is also asking that people attend discussions of the proposed resolution, which are expected to take place between 3-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the council work session, and the regular meeting later that day at 7 p.m., where council could vote on the proposal.

"We need to show the town council that we support the resolution as it stands, that we do not want any modifications made to it, especially any that might water it down, and that we are not going to let them get out of voting 'yes' for it," the email continues.

Anyone interested in following what's going on with the Breckenridge for 100 Percent Renewable Energy Campaign, can email Groundwater at beth07@bethgroundwater.com. Also, campaign updates can be found on the group's Facebook page at Facebook.com/100RenewableBreckenridge/.