Quick Summary of June 21st City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting on the Co-op Ordinance happened on Tuesday, June 21st.   

This was a continuation of the “First Reading” of the Co-op ordinance which started with Public comment at the May 17th Council meeting.  At this meeting, the Council discussed a number of specific details about the draft ordinance.

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Larry Sturgeon: Oppose infill development everywhere

It is time to switch from NIMBY to NIMNBY, Not in My Neighbor’s Back Yard. Boulder City Council and Boulder Planning will not listen to the people … It’s time to start sending emails to council calling for a stop to this disastrous infilling. It soon may be time to start organizing events at construction sites.

Source: Larry Sturgeon: Oppose infill development everywhere – Boulder Daily Camera

Mark Wallach: City Council gone wild

When Ed Koch, the famously irascible mayor of New York City, lost his last primary campaign he was quoted as follows: “The people have spoken…and they must be punished.”   Which brings us, of course, to the Boulder City Council, a body that seems determined to inflict the maximum pain on the citizens they purportedly serve.

Source: Mark Wallach: City Council gone wild – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder co-op plan inching along, with more to come – Boulder Daily Camera

Since January, a proposal to add more co-operative housing units in Boulder has been the subject of a City Council study session, a public hearing before the Planning Board that ran past midnight and another public hearing, with about 75 speakers, before the council.

Source: Boulder co-op plan inching along, with more to come – Boulder Daily Camera

Steve Pomerance: Co-op ordinance has fundamental problems

Boulder’s current draft ordinance for co-operative housing units (“co-ops”) has a very long way to go to balance the desires and concerns of the various parties while preserving Boulder’s neighborhoods.

Source: Steve Pomerance: Co-op ordinance has fundamental problems – Boulder Daily Camera

An Open Letter to Jan Burton

 

Ms. Burton,

At last night’s council meeting you equated the suggestion of a neighborhood notification process to profiling. Judging by this comment as well as others you’ve made, I now believe I can easily make that same claim considering that you have “profiled” our neighborhoods for these co-op ordinances because they are not located in affluent sections of town, much like your own home on the hill is.

Your section of the hill will never be subject to co-ops Ms. Burton. How do I know this? Because I visited the Assessors website to see where your home is located. Over 6,000 square ft….well, technically over 7,000 if you include all the appurtenances like that large garage that, btw is over half the size of my own home here in Martin Acres. Why that garage alone is larger than that spacious (and largest) 320 ft. “Cube” offered on your tiny home website Rhinocubed, that you think other people should be happy living in.

In addition to that, you have been quoted as saying, ” I don’t believe living in an upper class white city supports Boulder’s progressive values.”

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