Sixteen people will vie for two seats on Boulder’s Planning Board, and more than 100 seek positions on various other city boards and commissions, applications for which closed this week. The Planning Board, which considers development proposals and helps set land-use and design code, is the most influential city body other than the City Council, and received more applicants than any of the 18 other boards and commissions with expiring seats. The Planning Board has often been a launching point for citizens who intend to run for council seats in the future; four current council members have served on the Planning Board.
The applicants for the two available seats are Ira Barron, Morey Bean, David Ensign, Madeline Fetsch, John Gerstle (the board’s current chair), Donia Hanaei, Ann Horwich-Scholefield, Thomas Johnston, Laura Kaplan, Morgan McMillan, Sepideh Miller, Hollie Rogin, Zane Selvans, Peter Vitale, Mark Wallach and Howard Witkin.
A complete list of applicants, including all of their submitted applications, is available now through the city web site.