The Boulder Neighborhood Alliance, a citizen group that rejects housing density and has frequently sparred with co-op advocates online, has posted its own preview of Tuesday’s hearing. In it, the group calls for co-ops to be allowed only in “high-density, mixed-use and converted commercial/industrial/office” zones, and blasts the city’s consideration of co-ops based on a rental model, as opposed to one of ownership.
The group also expressed a lack of confidence in enforcement, and asked for a clearer procedure for neighbors to report concerns.
“Before allowing this co-op ordinance to move forward,” they wrote, “the city must budget for and hire sufficient occupancy enforcement staff, and specify requirements for enforcement.”
The Boulder Neighborhood Alliance also believes the city’s definition of co-op needs to be bolstered.