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Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Xcel’s Municipalization Offer: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Xcel’s Municipalization Offer:  Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Two weeks ago, Xcel made a set of 11th hour electricity provision offers to Boulder, a so-called “partnership,” and a buy-out option. Readers should understand that Xcel’s offers are not what the city asked for; they are only what Xcel is [...]

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. [...]

Is City of Boulder Ballot Issue 302 Necessary? Would It Cause More Harm Than Good?

Is City of Boulder Ballot Issue 302 Necessary? Would It Cause More Harm Than Good?

At a debate on October 7, 2016 sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County about the merits of Ballot Issue 302—which would limit the number of terms that a Boulder City Council member could serve, proponent Andy Schultheiss contended that it would tend to [...]

Boulder Term Limits: There’s no need, so what’s the point?

Boulder Term Limits: There’s no need, so what’s the point?

Let’s cut to the chase. Vote “no” on the Open Boulder initiative to impose term limits on Boulder City Council members if it makes the ballot. Better yet, keep it off the ballot by declining to sign the petition. There is no statistical need [...]

Now Boarding, 2016 Edition

Now Boarding, 2016 Edition

Screen clip from a Channel 8 recording of a Planning Board meeting In case you haven't heard: The City of Boulder is recruiting city residents to serve on its many volunteer boards and commissions. Serving on a city board or commission is one way [...]

Poll: Boulder’s Next Mayor

Poll: Boulder’s Next Mayor

On Tuesday evening, November 17th, the new Boulder City Council will elect a mayor. Three council members have offered to serve:  Matt Appelbaum, Suzanne Jones and Lisa Morzel. If you were on council, who would you choose? We're hosting a poll to [...]

Do Your Homework

Do Your Homework

The ballots are here and it's time to vote in the Boulder municipal election. But first, educate yourself about the who and the what. As in past elections, the Blue Line has pulled together the resources to help you do your homework before casting [...]

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 [...]

Ed Jabari, engineer and social activist says he’s a unique combination of left and right brain thinking

Ed Jabari, engineer and social activist says he’s a unique combination of left and right brain thinking

Candidate Ed Jabari has long been an environmental activist. He runs The Secret Garden, a garden and community gathering space in north Boulder. (Photo courtesy Ed Jabari) Ed Jabari’s first brush with activism happened when he was an [...]

Comrade Keith Percy, social activist wants to make Boulder a more inclusive place

Comrade Keith Percy, social activist wants to make Boulder a more inclusive place

Candidate Comrade Keith Percy poses for a photo. The poet and activist says he's running for City Council because he wants to improve the treatment of Boulder's homeless population, address police brutality, confront racism and build queer culture. [...]

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