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Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Large Homes and Lots Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

Large Homes and Lots Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

The City has been involved in two projects for several months that will affect multiple zoning districts citywide (See Appendix for background). There will be substantial changes to some neighborhoods as a result. The “Use Standards and [...]

Use Standards and Table Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

Use Standards and Table Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

The City has been involved in two projects for several months that will affect multiple zoning districts citywide (See Appendix for background). There will be substantial changes to some neighborhoods as a result. The “Use Standards and [...]

PLAN-Boulder County Recommendations for the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee

PLAN-Boulder County Recommendations for the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee

The goal of the affordable housing commercial fee is to mitigate "the impact of the development of new workplace buildings (such as office, retail, hotel, industrial), and the employees that work in them, on the resulting demand for affordable [...]

Boulder’s Culture of Public Participation Needs to Be Changed

Boulder’s Culture of Public Participation Needs to Be Changed

The Public Participation Working Group was commissioned by the Boulder City Council in 2016 as a result of concerns by members of the public that public processes that led up to many important city actions had just served as facades to legitimate [...]

Rip Van Winkle returns to Boulder: Musings on 2017

Rip Van Winkle returns to Boulder: Musings on 2017

Reprinted with permission. Originally posted at the author's blog. “If you don’t know your past, you don’t know your future” — Ziggy Marley After about a decade of working on political issues and campaigns at the state and [...]

Mapping the 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates

Mapping the 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates

With the proliferation of organizations supporting candidates and issues in Boulder City Council elections, it becomes ever more difficult to track who is supporting whom. Fortunately, in a city where many have advanced degrees, we can use a bit of [...]

Ballot Measure 2Q: Destroying the Local Initiative Process

Ballot Measure 2Q: Destroying the Local Initiative Process

Ballot measure 2Q has a number of problems, but the biggest problem by far is the huge level of uncertainty it unnecessarily inserts into the local initiative process. Joe Mabel , via Wikimedia CommonsInitiatives are done because the citizens [...]

Here’s Your Homework

Here’s Your Homework

At the Blue Line we're not inclined to tell you how to vote but instead help you access the information you need to make an informed decision. To that end, here are some resources: NEW: Musings on the election, by Richard Valenty NEW: A [...]

Council Candidates Fora Reveal Divisions over Familiar Issues

Council Candidates Fora Reveal Divisions over Familiar Issues

Although the typical Boulder electoral tendency to try to  blur policy differences in public with gauzy happy-talk was on full display at three recent PLAN-Boulder fora for Boulder City Council candidates, clear distinctions could nonetheless be [...]

Casas: A modern age—how about modern democracy?

Casas: A modern age—how about modern democracy?

To say Camilo Casas, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council, is running an unconventional campaign would be an epic understatement—yet those who have a chance to talk with Casas at length might receive a free extended civics lecture, and a [...]

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