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Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Whose Library?

Whose Library?

The people of Boulder love their library. This should really come as no surprise, since Boulder is a highly literate city with an exceptionally well educated populace. For over a century residents have enjoyed the use of their library. In addition [...]

Planning the Future of Downtown Boulder

Planning the Future of Downtown Boulder

On Wednesday night November 3, 2010, Boulder City Council unanimously provided direction and outlined the next steps for the South of Downtown Area (SoDA), Downtown (DT) Zone Districts, and height modifications citywide.  Community Planning and [...]

WATCH: Downtown Debate

WATCH: Downtown Debate

City Council will discuss the next steps for the downtown area south of Canyon Blvd. on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2010. Controversy and Consensus, a Channel 8 production hosted by Ralph Gregory, devoted a recent episode to downtown [...]

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

The Boulder City Council may weaken the city’s growth management plan to permit development in the Area III Planning Reserve. The reserve contains about 500 acres and is located north of Jay Road and east of 28th Street (US 36) in north [...]

Public Hearing on Expanding Boulder’s Service Area

Public Hearing on Expanding Boulder’s Service Area

On Tuesday evening, October 12, following a study session, City Council will hold a public hearing on the process for expansion of Boulder's service area north of the current boundary.  Two applicants have come forward requesting expansion: a [...]

Boulder City Council Asks Staff for a Report on ICE Program

Boulder City Council Asks Staff for a Report on ICE Program

At least five Boulder City Council members agreed to ask Boulder city staff and police to report on the impact of a proposed program of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on local law enforcement and safety in the community. The ICE [...]

Council Passes SmartRegs

Council Passes SmartRegs

On Tuesday night, September 7, 2010, the City became the first in the nation to pass a mandatory residential energy conservation ordinance (RECO) targeted at rental housing.  The regulation, called SmartRegs, received strong support from [...]

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

The Camera recently has made an issue of the difference between the County Assessor’s valuation of our house ($835,000) and the listing price ($2.1 million). We bought the home in which we live at 1680 Wilson Court in 1988. The assertion made in [...]

Boulder Reporter | How Boulder is governed: time for a change?

Boulder Reporter | How Boulder is governed: time for a change?

For 92 years Boulder’s municipal government has operated under the strong-City Manager, weak-City Council system. I believe it is time to consider alternatives to the current form of our local government. In 1918 Boulder joined a growing [...]

“Council Seeking Budget Boost”… or not

“Council Seeking Budget Boost”… or not

I guess I’ve about had it with our local hometown newspaper. You can imagine my surprise when I saw the headline for a front page article in the Camera a couple of days ago.  Council seeks a budget increase? A 27% budget increase, no less, [...]

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