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Posts Tagged ‘election’

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 [...]

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner candidates Garry Sanfaçon and Elise Jones listen to Lynn Segal (photos by Zane Selvans) Two of the three Boulder County Commissioner's seats are up for grab this year, and it's all but given that whoever secures the [...]

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

This article first appeared in the Boulder Weekly. The local food shift is gaining significant traction in Boulder County, growing well beyond the euphoric early adopter stage into early majority territory. It is unfolding so rapidly and so [...]

Move to Amend

Move to Amend

“We, the People” was the theme and the oft-repeated refrain of a rousing speech delivered by former Green Party President candidate David Cobb at the Unity Church on Saturday in Boulder. In town to lay the groundwork for the nationwide “Move [...]

Fair Elections Now

Fair Elections Now

The Fair Elections Now Act for Congressional Campaigns In March 2009, the Fair Elections Now Act (S. 752 and H.R. 1826) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and in the House of Representatives by [...]

Colorado Citizen-Funded Campaigns, a Threshold to Colorado’s Future

Colorado Citizen-Funded Campaigns, a Threshold to Colorado’s Future

We are on the threshold of the most significant opportunity to help level the political playing field since two-thirds of Colorado’s men voted to amend our state’s constitution to give women the right to vote in 1893. Initiative #53, which [...]

Districting and Direct Mayoral Elections are Bad for Boulder

Districting and Direct Mayoral Elections are Bad for Boulder

Just as in 2003, there is a behind-the-scenes push by the development and moneyed interests in Boulder to change our at-large council elections with the mayor chosen by the council. This may include a directly elected mayor, a ward system for [...]