Jessica G. Hartung: Squeezing citizens’ voices out of the comp plan

Instead of calling the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan “Our Plan” for our community, we should be calling it the “Developers’ Plan for Our Community” or the “Politicians’ Plan for Our Community.  The process to update the BVCP has created structural disenfranchisement of the very people it is supposed to serve. Repeatedly, as the plans are distilled, we are invited to “give input on” scenarios and options that aren’t what residents suggest, or want. Citizen preferences are collected, but are not included in the decisions; they are simply disregarded since they don’t fit with the current fast-growth agenda.

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