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Ballot Measure 2Q: Destroying the Local Initiative Process

Ballot Measure 2Q: Destroying the Local Initiative Process

Ballot measure 2Q has a number of problems, but the biggest problem by far is the huge level of uncertainty it unnecessarily inserts into the local initiative process. Joe Mabel , via Wikimedia CommonsInitiatives are done because the citizens [...]

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

As Boulder prepares to go through another five year update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, maybe it’s time to ask, “Why bother?” Other than requiring agreement between the City and County for certain annexations, it appears that the [...]

Districting and Direct Mayoral Elections are Bad for Boulder

Districting and Direct Mayoral Elections are Bad for Boulder

Just as in 2003, there is a behind-the-scenes push by the development and moneyed interests in Boulder to change our at-large council elections with the mayor chosen by the council. This may include a directly elected mayor, a ward system for [...]