Boulder County History: ’71 election unseated incumbents, brought height limit – Boulder Daily Camera

In 1971, five Boulder City Council seats were up for grabs. In a field of 22 candidates, attorney Penfield Tate II became Boulder’s first African-American city council member…The old guard was shocked.

Incumbents Homer Ball, Tom Waugh, Harvey Platts and James Bowers were unseated…

Ballot measures in 1971 included Plan-Boulder County’s controversial grass roots campaign for a 55-foot height limit for new buildings.

Could ’17 be ’71 all over again?

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