Because Respect Matters

Respect for:

  •  The public's input. I will work for you!

  •  Protecting our drinking water.

  • ​ Taxpayers' dollars with streamlined budgeting. 

  •  Other local officials and their staffs.

 

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County Commissioner

Protecting our community during this pandemic will take more than masks and social distancing. Looking to the future, we also need local elected officials who will make informed decisions that protect our health and essential resources. 

While we are still in this pandemic, we should seek and follow the guidance of health professionals.


                                                                                       

                                      

Respect

It's important to re-establish civility and respect for all views in County Commission meetings and in the meetings of all other county boards and commissions that answer to the County Commission. While disagreements about policy will always exist, it's the responsibility of decision makers to listen thoughtfully and courteously. 

Transparency

All county officials must abide by Wyoming's Public Meetings and Public Records laws. This includes conducting county business openly and providing documents that require the Commissioner's consideration with adequate time to review. While measures to protect the public during the pandemic make normal operations difficult, every effort should be made to carry out county business in public and to encourage public input. 

Aquifer

Protecting our drinking water is essential! I support strengthening county zoning laws to eliminate further nonconforming development within the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone and installing monitoring wells for early detection of contaminants, as recommended by the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan.

TumbleweeD

The Tumbleweed gas station threatens our clean drinking water. Because Tumbleweed is operating with 50+ year old underground tanks and recently failed to report a possible fuel leak, Tumbleweed should be prohibited from 

expanding beyond its current size or scope. I strongly support the installation of a network of monitoring wells as recommended by the Casper Aquifer Plan. I am eager to work with the city to get this done!

My take on these issues:

Budget

With lower state revenues, our county's budget will require more efficient spending. I will work with county and city personnel to identify ways to reduce redundant costs and services without compromising those services. 

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is a necessary part of society. That said, the death of Robbie Ramirez was an avoidable tragedy. I support measures toward transparency and accountability in county law enforcement, including creating a community oversight board to establish meaningful policing reforms and that is trained to address citizen complaints.

Tie Rail Wind Project

Because of lower mineral revenues, the county will need to explore new industries such as alternative energy development. Solar and wind projects might be such choices. The Tie Rail Wind Project would generate much needed county revenue. However, the county should consider proposed additions to zoning regulations such as, minimum distance and lighting.

Rural Development

There are rural areas that can be developed to allow for increased availability of affordable housing. Development of these areas should foster a rural environment and tie into available infrastructure.

Why vote? 

Because county commissioners represent all citizens of Albany County,    

including the 85% of Albany County residents who live in Laramie. 

 

 Voter Information

 The general election is November 3, 2020

 Absentee ballots will be sent out beginning Sept. 18, 2020

To request an absentee ballot click here

 or call Albany County Clerk at:  307-721-2546

Get Involved!

Sue Ibarra 

- FOR County Commissioner -Democrat

Paid for by Friends of Sue for County Commish

1102 Grand Ave

Laramie, WY 82070

307-760-4387

sueibarra307@gmail.com