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‘Opinion’ Archives

Yes on 2H

Yes on 2H

The author and her father My mother is a diabetic. One of my sisters is, too. My father died from complications related to diabetes. Two cousins have died from it and several others have the disease. So, I've been around the disease and it isn't [...]

Ballot issue 302: Raising Barriers to Democracy

Ballot issue 302: Raising Barriers to Democracy

In this time of disaffection with government and the political process, populist ideas and candidates like Donald Trump are getting traction with promises of making broken things great again with illusory solutions.  Issue 302 fits that mold. [...]

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

As the Boulder City Council considers the merits of municipalization and Boulder’s carbon reduction goals, it is essential to recognize that there are opportunities and risks with EITHER path going forward—establishing a muni or establishing a [...]

Bigger and More Equal Cities – The New York Times

Bigger and More Equal Cities – The New York Times

Susan Osborne's letter to the editor, July 11, 2016: "To the Editor: "Re “When Cities Spurn Growth, Equality Suffers” (front page, July 4): "I strongly disagree with those who blame zoning and land use regulations (and, by implication, [...]

Flying Cars

Flying Cars

When I was young, probably in my pre-teens, I had an old Zenith “tombstone” radio next to my bed (probably a Zenith 5S-228). I’d listen to comics late at night and news early in the morning. At some point, probably in the late 50’s Dad [...]

Does Boulder Have Too Many Jobs?

Does Boulder Have Too Many Jobs?

Does Boulder have too many jobs? If you are out of work, then Boulder needs at least one more job. If you are a commercial developer then Boulder needs as many jobs as you can convince the planning department to let you squeeze onto your particular [...]

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Allyn Feinberg Dear Fellow Boulder citizens: Are you dismayed by the congestion and traffic you are encountering in Boulder? Are you shocked by the price of housing and rents that we are experiencing? Do you wonder what is [...]

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Will Toor This fall, voters will face two ballot issues that have been placed on the ballot by a group calling itself Livable Boulder. The proponents are good people, and I count some of them as personal friends. But I think they [...]

What’s Right about Right-sizing

What’s Right about Right-sizing

Wouldn't it be great if there were a simple way for Boulder to: reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions; support local businesses; strengthen social bonds in the community; reduce living costs for the most needy; improve human health; and [...]

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

2010 aerial photo by Doc Searls (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/8UoZod) Anyone who’s paying attention knows that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding citizen engagement efforts in connection with the city’s “Housing [...]

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