Cindy Carlisle served as a Boulder City Councilperson for four years and a University of Colorado Regent for six years. She also campaigned, in 2008, to become a Colorado State Senator. In this interview she discusses all of these campaigns plus the many issues that she has dealt with during her time in office. City issues included protection of open space and the local environment, creating a bubble against protesters around women’s health and abortion clinics, and enactment of a fighting words ordinance and a gay protection ordinance. Issues for the CU Board of Regents included the Quality for Colorado program, South Campus development, whether to strip Ward Churchill of tenure, and a Title IX lawsuit against the Athletics Department. She also discusses the partisan nature of regent politics, and muses about the need to plan locally for the effects of climate disruption.
This interview is part of a series of interviews with Boulder government officials.
View DVD and transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.