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PUC Overturns 40 Years of Precedent in Denying Intervenor Status to Leslie Glustrom

PUC Overturns 40 Years of Precedent in Denying Intervenor Status to Leslie Glustrom

In ejecting Leslie Glustrom from participating as an intervenor in cases pending at the Public Utilities Commission, the Commission under its new Chair, Joshua Epel, has upended 40 years of precedent. The assertion of the PUC spokesperson in the [...]

A Response to Xcel’s Latest False Statements about Ballot Issues 2B & 2C

A Response to Xcel’s Latest False Statements about Ballot Issues 2B & 2C

Expensive mailers funded by Xcel are now raining on Boulder as though money is no object—and money is no object to Xcel. We all need to stand in awe at the huge profit that Xcel takes out of Boulder. It is the fight to keep that profit that is [...]

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Voting Yes on Boulder City Ballot Issue 2B will maintain the revenue for public safety, library, parks, human services and other important city services. Issue 2B would approve a Utility Occupation Tax to replace the franchise fee --$4.1 million in [...]

Boulder City Council Asks Staff for a Report on ICE Program

Boulder City Council Asks Staff for a Report on ICE Program

At least five Boulder City Council members agreed to ask Boulder city staff and police to report on the impact of a proposed program of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on local law enforcement and safety in the community. The ICE [...]

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

The Camera recently has made an issue of the difference between the County Assessor’s valuation of our house ($835,000) and the listing price ($2.1 million). We bought the home in which we live at 1680 Wilson Court in 1988. The assertion made in [...]

What Has the City Been Doing to Increase Revenue and Reduce Costs? Plenty, it Turns Out.

What Has the City Been Doing to Increase Revenue and Reduce Costs? Plenty, it Turns Out.

A letter writer to the Daily Camera last week said that the city has done nothing for four years to trim expenses, and then offered this bromide: fire people “at the top of the food chain” and cancel some cell phone contracts. Cutting top [...]