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Poll Results

 

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Poll

What should Boulder's building height limit be, in feet?

  • 35 (current maximum "by-right" in most of the city) (40%, 26 Votes)
  • 55 (city charter maximum--obtainable through special review) (35%, 23 Votes)
  • 121 (former Paris height limit) (9%, 6 Votes)
  • 140 (passed by City Council in 1971) (8%, 5 Votes)
  • no limit (3%, 2 Votes)
  • 25 (2%, 1 Votes)
  • 300 (proposed in 1970) (2%, 1 Votes)
  • any prime number (2%, 1 Votes)
  • 590 (current Paris height limit) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 15 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

Start Date: December 9, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Poll

Which answer best describes your feelings about the new Boulder Walmart store?

  • Walmart is bad for the planet, I won't shop there and I will discourage others from shopping there (34%, 19 Votes)
  • Walmart is bad for communities and I will never shop there (27%, 15 Votes)
  • I don't approve of the way Walmart does business but I will probably end up buying something there eventually (20%, 11 Votes)
  • I have no problem with Walmart but I don't anticipate buying any of their stuff (9%, 5 Votes)
  • I'm extremely happy and eager to shop there (9%, 5 Votes)
  • I'm pleased to have another discount store nearby, I will shop there occasionally (2%, 1 Votes)
  • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)
  • If Walmart has the lowest price on an item I want, then that's where I will buy it (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

Start Date: September 29, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Poll

Which transit option would you vote to fund with a tax?

  • Complete the Northwest Rail line by 2024 (32%, 12 Votes)
  • Abandon the Northwest Rail line and instead build “expanded/enhanced” BRT in the Northwest Corridor (24%, 9 Votes)
  • Something else (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Provide a Northwest Rail line all the way to Longmont someday, plus Northwest Rail line to Church Ranch by 2022, plus 80 miles of BRT on US 36, plus a loop to Longmont (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Complete the Northwest Rail line by 2024, but before then implement a form of BRT on US 36 (11%, 4 Votes)
  • None of the above (9%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

Start Date: March 21, 2012 @ 8:17 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Poll

Who do you think Boulder's next mayor should be?

  • Lisa Morzel (26%, 15 Votes)
  • Tim Plass (18%, 10 Votes)
  • Suzy Ageton (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Macon Cowles (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Matt Appelbaum (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Suzanne Jones (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Ken Wilson (5%, 3 Votes)
  • George Karakehian (5%, 3 Votes)
  • K.C. Becker (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

Start Date: November 9, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
End Date: November 15, 2011 @ 10:00 am




Poll

What qualities should the new BVSD superintendent have?

  • Ethical (82%, 41 Votes)
  • Good communicator (78%, 39 Votes)
  • Demonstrates integrity and courage (72%, 36 Votes)
  • Classroom experience (70%, 35 Votes)
  • Passionate advocate for children (68%, 34 Votes)
  • Good listener (66%, 33 Votes)
  • Visionary (62%, 31 Votes)
  • Excited and curious about educational methods (58%, 29 Votes)
  • Delegates decisions to individual schools (58%, 29 Votes)
  • Business management experience (50%, 25 Votes)
  • Committted to equity (40%, 20 Votes)
  • Parent (36%, 18 Votes)
  • Advanced degree in school administration (32%, 16 Votes)
  • Previous district administration experience (28%, 14 Votes)
  • New to the district (26%, 13 Votes)
  • Bilingual (18%, 9 Votes)
  • From the City of Boulder (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Rose through the ranks of BVSD (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Concentrates decisions at district center (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Empire builder (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

Start Date: February 8, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
End Date: October 9, 2011 @ 8:21 pm




Poll

Should landlords be required to make energy efficiency upgrades to their properties?

  • Yes (56%, 19 Votes)
  • No (41%, 14 Votes)
  • Not sure -- I'm too busy cleaning my pelican (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

Start Date: June 30, 2010 @ 7:14 pm
End Date: September 7, 2010 @ 7:59 pm




Poll

The City is reviewing height limits on the south side of Canyon Blvd. How tall do you think the new buildings should be?

  • 2 stories (34%, 36 Votes)
  • 3 stories (30%, 32 Votes)
  • 4 stories (24%, 25 Votes)
  • 3.14159 stories (7%, 7 Votes)
  • 1 story (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

Start Date: April 11, 2010 @ 6:10 pm
End Date: April 29, 2010 @ 11:15 am