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?