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Bike Share Comes to Boulder

Bike Share Comes to Boulder

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, Randle Rutsch from the City of Boulder Planning Department presented the Boulder B-Cycles system to the Boulder Planning Board. The Boulder B-Cycle program is a citywide, not-for-profit, short term bike rental [...]

Boards and Commissions Appointments

Boards and Commissions Appointments

In a special meeting December 2, 2010 the Boulder City Council appointed members to fill vacancies on three city commissions: the Beverages Licensing Authority (BLA), the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA), and the Library Commission. The single [...]

Planning the Future of Downtown Boulder

Planning the Future of Downtown Boulder

On Wednesday night November 3, 2010, Boulder City Council unanimously provided direction and outlined the next steps for the South of Downtown Area (SoDA), Downtown (DT) Zone Districts, and height modifications citywide.  Community Planning and [...]

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

The Boulder City Council may weaken the city’s growth management plan to permit development in the Area III Planning Reserve. The reserve contains about 500 acres and is located north of Jay Road and east of 28th Street (US 36) in north [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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