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The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development (photo from COB website) At a talk on the evening of November 8 sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County, Clean Energy Action, and 350.org, Heather Bailey, Executive [...]

How Effective Has the Climate Action Tax Been?

How Effective Has the Climate Action Tax Been?

graph courtesy City of Boulder At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, October 19, Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder, asserted that the Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax has allowed Boulder to avoid [...]

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Graphics courtesy Boulder County At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, August 10, Julie McKay, planning division manager for the Boulder County Transportation Department, presented the main elements of the proposed Transportation Master Plan [...]

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

Utrecht, Netherlands (Flickr creative commons http://flic.kr/p/bGMNz2) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of July 30, Kevin Krizek, professor of planning and design at CU-Boulder, suggested that Boulder supplement or replace its [...]

Can a Housing First Project Be Developed with Minimal Controversy?

Can a Housing First Project Be Developed with Minimal Controversy?

Housing First PLAN-Boulder Forum, May 7 (photo from student website http://www.yourhousingfirst.weebly.com/ ) At a PLAN-Boulder forum on the evening of May 7, 2012, a class of seven graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at [...]

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on March 19, 2012, the majority of a panel of current and former local officials concurred on the need for more details and guarantees from RTD with respect to its recent “hybrid” proposal for transit in the [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

Colorado’s Looming Budget Crisis

Colorado’s Looming Budget Crisis

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on February 24, 2012, former Boulder City Council member and leading civic figure DeAnne Butterfield depicted the scope of Colorado’s long-term, fiscal, structural deficit and outlined some possible remedies. [...]

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Monday, January 30, a panel of five Boulder County farmers, moderated by a CSU extension agent, related, among other details, that their practices have changed significantly over the years so that they plow much less — [...]

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

At a presentation sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County on Friday, January 13, neighbors of the proposed Hogan-Pancost development, in opposing the project, acknowledged that high groundwater levels and flood hazards probably should have kept the City of [...]

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