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Posts Tagged ‘development’

The City’s Current—And Even Proposed—Development Fees Fall Far Short Of Paying for the Impacts of Growth

The City’s Current—And Even Proposed—Development Fees Fall Far Short Of Paying for the Impacts of Growth

Although the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan declares that new development should pay for its impacts on municipal facilities and services, including affordable housing, the City of Boulder currently assesses on new development only a small [...]

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

“…Scientists say the Harris County Flood Control District, which manages thousands of miles of floodwater-evacuating bayous and helps enforce development rules, should focus more on preserving green space and managing growth. The City of [...]

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

The northern end of the Hogan-Pancost property on the morning of Sept. 12, 2013 (photo from http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show?entryid=27d13820-6805-4912-b096-370cf97c376e) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, December 4, 2015 about [...]

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 [...]

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Allyn Feinberg Dear Fellow Boulder citizens: Are you dismayed by the congestion and traffic you are encountering in Boulder? Are you shocked by the price of housing and rents that we are experiencing? Do you wonder what is [...]

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Will Toor This fall, voters will face two ballot issues that have been placed on the ballot by a group calling itself Livable Boulder. The proponents are good people, and I count some of them as personal friends. But I think they [...]

Cindy Carlisle, city’s growth issues motivate her to return to council chambers

Cindy Carlisle, city’s growth issues motivate her to return to council chambers

Candidate Cindy Carlisle at a recent candidate forum When Cindy Carlisle first served on the Boulder Council, she helped enact a “Bubble Zone” ordinance. The ordinance, which went to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was upheld, enforced a [...]

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

2010 aerial photo by Doc Searls (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/8UoZod) Anyone who’s paying attention knows that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding citizen engagement efforts in connection with the city’s “Housing [...]

Safety First!

Safety First!

I love living in a dense, urban environment. I've lived in the urban core of both Amsterdam and San Francisco for extended periods, where I enjoyed the ability to walk to work, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. I cherish the human contact [...]

Truth-Out | Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco

Truth-Out | Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco

"Activists marauding Google buses, the hippie enclave turning into a playground for the rich, the threat of beautiful Victorians being plowed over for boxy condos. The housing crisis in San Francisco is capturing the world's attention, and it seems [...]

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