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Posts Tagged ‘municipalization’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gerstle: Will Boulder pay it forward or cash it in?

Gerstle: Will Boulder pay it forward or cash it in?

John Gerstle, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council, has lived here longer than any other candidate and saw some of the formative initiatives that shaped Boulder—including the Blue Line and Open Space—come to life in real time. He believes [...]

Swetlik: Loves Boulder, but not its housing situation

Swetlik: Loves Boulder, but not its housing situation

Candidate Swetlik (photo courtesy Adam Swetlik) Adam Swetlik, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council, is the youngest candidate in this year’s race, and his concerns are very much in line with others in his generation who are not [...]

Rigler: Public service in the blood and in practice

Rigler: Public service in the blood and in practice

Bill Rigler, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council, is making his second run for elected office, and said a major difference between the 2015 candidate and “version 2017” is his recent greater engagement in Boulder civic life. Candidate [...]

Carlisle: Neighborhood activist back in the ring

Carlisle: Neighborhood activist back in the ring

Cindy Carlisle, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council and a former Council member, has played a tangible role in creating some of the Boulder we know today, and wants to participate once again to help make sure overdevelopment and deep-pocketed [...]

Young: The underrepresented need representation

Young: The underrepresented need representation

Mary Young, an incumbent running for re-election in the 2017 Boulder City Council race, has deep respect for the experience it takes to do a good job on Council. Though she had already served for nearly five years on the city’s Planning Board, she [...]

McIntyre: Embrace the change

McIntyre: Embrace the change

Mark McIntyre, a 2017 candidate for Boulder City Council, has lived in Boulder for about 40 years—and unlike some long-time residents is not critical of change in Boulder, describing two ways that a person can move into the future. Candidate [...]

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