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Council Passes SmartRegs

Council Passes SmartRegs

On Tuesday night, September 7, 2010, the City became the first in the nation to pass a mandatory residential energy conservation ordinance (RECO) targeted at rental housing.  The regulation, called SmartRegs, received strong support from [...]

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

The Boulder City Council will decide the fate of Boulder's relationship with energy provider Xcel Energy on Tuesday, August 3.  That's when the City Council will choose whether to a) put the Xcel franchise on the November ballot, possibly ensuring [...]

City Council Gives Xcel Another Chance – Updated

City Council Gives Xcel Another Chance – Updated

The bold attitude City Council brandished toward Xcel Energy at its April 13, 2010 study session fizzled somewhat during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.  Following Council member Ken Wilson's lead, the City Council moved the 20-year [...]

Boards and Commissions: Latest Appointments

Boards and Commissions:  Latest Appointments

On Tuesday night (May 18, 2010), the City Council filled the four remaining Boards and Commissions positions for the year.  Council members Lisa Morzel and Matt Appelbaum were absent. Board of Zoning Adjustment There were two [...]

Blue Line Poll: How Big is Too Big?

Blue Line Poll:  How Big is Too Big?

On April 1, the City of Boulder’s Planning Board, in a series of 4-3 votes, set the stage for 4-story buildings on the south side of Canyon adjacent to the city park and a residential neighborhood. City staff had recommended changes to [...]

US 36 Phase One Improvements

US 36 Phase One Improvements

City of Boulder Guidelines for the Implementation of US 36 Phase One Improvements was the topic of discussion at the April 6, 2010 City Council meeting. A Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in December 2009 for the first phase of improvements [...]

Boards and Commissions Redux

Boards and Commissions Redux

Disappointed with the dearth of applicants for some of the boards last month, the City Council has reopened the appointment process for the Board of Zoning Adjustments, the Landmarks Board and the Transportation Advisory Board.  Deadline for [...]

Boulder City Council Special Meeting: Board and Commission Appointments

Boulder City Council Special Meeting: Board and Commission Appointments

The City of Boulder has 19 boards and commissions (18 of which had openings this year), each with specific responsibilities as detailed in the Boulder City Charter and/or the Boulder Revised Code. City of Boulder boards and commissions are [...]

Transit Village Plan Moves Forward with Council Approval

Transit Village Plan Moves Forward with Council Approval

Never heard of the Transit Village?  See Transit Village 101. On Tuesday night (March 2, 2010), the Boulder City Council provided direction for initial implementation and funding for the Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP). David Driskell, [...]

Boulder City Council 2010 Retreat Notes

Boulder City Council 2010 Retreat Notes

On the first day of the City Council retreat, members discussed their roles as Council members,  Council dynamics, and such topics as: direction to staff, serial meetings, Hotline use, private meetings, personal attacks, Council advocacy, improving [...]

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