Two unanimous Boulder City Council decisions within two months of each other illuminate a deep-seated ambivalence about city priorities.
Last week, the council authorized city staff to enter into negotiations with a developer to build 304 housing units on the former Pollard Motors site at 30th and Pearl streets in Boulder Junction. The proposal calls for nearly two-thirds of those units — 63 percent — to be permanently affordable across a range of lower and moderate income levels.
We salute everyone at city hall involved in making this happen. It represents the city putting its money where its mouth is on the soaring housing costs that threaten to make official goals of “inclusiveness” and “diversity” sound delusional.