Angelique Espinoza concedes HD10 race to Edie Hooton

After reviewing the number of uncounted ballots in the Colorado House District 10 Democratic primary race late Wednesday afternoon, candidate Angelique Espinoza conceded to her opponent Edie Hooton.

Source: Angelique Espinoza concedes HD10 race to Edie Hooton – Boulder Daily Camera

Airbnb sues San Francisco over law it helped fashion | The Seattle Times

The company is fighting a decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to fine Airbnb $1,000 a day for every unregistered host who used the service. If the company fails to comply, it may face misdemeanor charges.

Source: Airbnb sues San Francisco over law it helped fashion | The Seattle Times

April Bennett Stone: Would-be public officials should show a little common sense

Are you kidding us? The City Council now wants to spend $165,000 to find out if Boulder is “safe and welcoming?  This is the same crew that has drafted an ill-conceived, ambiguous and ill-defined co-op ordinance full of loopholes that a 2-year-old could drive through.

Source: April Bennett Stone: Would-be public officials should show a little common sense – Boulder Daily Camera

Public Participation Working Group

At the request of City Council during the January 2016 council retreat and based on community feedback, city staff is exploring ways to improve the City of Boulder’s community engagement and public processes. In collaboration with community mediators and facilitators, staff will be developing recommendations to improve dialogue between the city and community members that would result in more thoughtful decision making and process development….

The application process for appointment to the working group will be open through July 20, 2016. pdf

Source: Public Participation Working Group

Minneapolis may open door to more communal living – StarTribune.com

A Minneapolis City Council member is looking to change the city’s rules about what makes a family — at least for the purposes of deciding who can legally live under one roof.

Source: Minneapolis may open door to more communal living – StarTribune.com

Robert Baker: Euphemisms for overpopulation

“Gentle infill,” “increased density,” “co-op housing,” are frightening terms for environmentalists because these convenient euphemisms all have the same translation: overpopulation.

Source: Robert Baker: Euphemisms for overpopulation – Boulder Daily Camera