Ari Rubin: Expecting more from city government

On April 28, 2016, the southeast Boulder neighborhood participated in a meeting regarding the proposed zoning change of Hogan-Pancost….the developer, who had not fared well during his presentation, pulled his request. He patiently waited, and waited.

Finally, a year later, his patience paid off. On March 21, 2017, City Council offered pro-growth real estate attorney Peter Vitale a seat on Planning Board. Low and behold, a new meeting regarding the proposed zoning change was announced to be held on May 4, 2017, shortly after appointment…

On April 25, it was announced that … Peter Vitale would not be able to make the Planning Board meeting of May 4. Because of this, city staff made the decision to take the proposed zoning change of Hogan-Pancost off the May 4 agenda.

Although this is all very legal, it is also very wrong. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said: “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do.”

Will one of our leaders stand up and do what is right? The citizens of Boulder both expect and deserve so much more from our government.

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