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Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

The proposed Jefferson Parkway does not meet smart 21st century sustainable transportation goals, according to the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. The League opposes the proposed private toll road on many levels. It fails our tests for [...]

Why can’t we?

Why can’t we?

A couple of years ago,  Clayton Lane gave a presentation at an event in Denver in which he told the story of Zeynep and Ziynet who live on the Asian side of Istanbul. Their daily bus commute across the Bosphorus River averaged five and a half hours [...]

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

I learned last Thursday that conservation easements in Boulder County are incredibly valuable—if you’re a real estate speculator. Here’s what you do: Find a nice piece of land that’s under conservation easement. Buy it (relatively) cheap [...]

The Train, the Bus, or Both?

The Train, the Bus, or Both?

PLAN-Boulder County sent the following letter to the Boulder City Council, the Boulder County Commissioners and the RTD Board of Directors March 6, 2012 PLAN-Boulder County strongly supports an energy efficient mass transit system in the NW [...]

Fracking Disclosure is a Joke

Fracking Disclosure is a Joke

Governor John Hickenlooper, You've shown leadership in many areas since you were elected. However, when the recent advertisement underwritten by Colorado Oil and Gas Association came out with your photo and “boilerplate” industry propaganda [...]

Response to PLAN-Boulder on Boards and Commissions

Response to PLAN-Boulder on Boards and Commissions

Letter to Boulder City Council sent on March 2, 2012 (In the Blue Line web site) I read the recent letter from PLAN-Boulder County Board of Directors addressed to the Mayor and the Boulder City Council suggesting that city boards and commissions [...]

Boards and Commissions Appointments

Boards and Commissions Appointments

The following letter was sent to the Boulder City Council by PLAN-Boulder County Dear Mayor Appelbaum and Members of the Boulder City Council, City Council will soon receive applications for positions on city boards and commissions. As in [...]

The Pearlman Appointment

The Pearlman Appointment

Although we have frequently and enthusiastically commended Boulder County Commissioners Will Toor and Cindy Domenico and former County Commissioner Ben Pearlman on their work for Boulder County over the past years, we are compelled to express our [...]

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Concerning the recent community discussion about closing Boulder Parks and Open Space to night use, I have a few thoughts I'd like to share. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks already has a ban on parking in trailhead and other open space lots [...]

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

This year, Boulder County spent almost $600,000 purchasing conservation easements. The county has spent more than $23 million over the past decade and around $66 million since the conservation easement program began. Meanwhile, county commissioners [...]

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