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New Era News | SmartRegs Part 2


After a little thinking break, the Boulder City Council re-engaged the issue of SmartRegs at Tuesday’s council meeting, voting unanimously in favor of moving it forward to a second reading.

When SmartRegs first broke into the council’s agenda two weeks ago, council members spoke about it with optimism about its carbon offsetting potential and confidence that it would pass in some form or another.  But after hearing over two hours of public comment, with strong facts and anecdotes coming from both sides, the council voted to delay their decision and moved onto the next agenda item without so much as a closing remark.

It was somewhat unsettling for the over-capacity crowd to sit through so much stirring testimony only to be rewarded with no response from the council. What seemed so certain to council members at the beginning was capped off without any summarizing thoughts or indication of how this week’s decision would turn out.  Read more in the New Era News.

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