News

Recent news items in the Boulder Daily Camera and other media sources:

  • Mark Wallach: Unity must be earned I read with interest last week’s guest opinion from City Council candidates Benjamin, Rigler and Grano, who appear perplexed that much of the Boulder community feels threatened by the high-growth policies with which they have been associated. The most pro-development groups in town have endorsed two of them: Engage Boulder, Better Boulder and Open Boulder. ...
  • Council Candidates Fora Reveal Divisions over Familiar Issues | The Blue Line Although the typical Boulder electoral tendency to try to  blur policy differences in public with gauzy happy-talk was on full display at three recent PLAN-Boulder fora for Boulder City Council candidates, clear distinctions could nonetheless be discerned between groups of the contenders on the perennial questions of more versus less growth, more versus less transfers ...
  • Boulder City Council candidate profiles: Meet the 14 people running for office in 2017 Daily Camera reporter Alex Burness sat down with each of the 14 people running for five open seats on the Boulder City Council this fall, and has written profiles of each candidate that explore why they’re running and what they’d like to accomplish if elected (or re-elected). Source: Boulder City Council candidate profiles: Meet the 14 ...
  • Marie Blaney: The exodus of Boulder businesses Has anyone noticed all the Boulder businesses closing their doors after years of serving Boulder? The list is long and distinguished and a sign of the dysfunction of Boulder’s governmental policies. These businesses reflect the soul of what Boulder stands for and will sorely be missed. Source: Marie Blaney: The exodus of Boulder businesses – Boulder ...
  • Sharon A. Schilling: Let’s take a breather from voting for taxes Vote no more taxes, renewals, new or otherwise, for anything. Think about it, If City Council and Jane Brautigam, city manager, can find millions of dollars to squander on divorcing Xcel Energy, then they surely can find the money they need to run the city without more taxes. Oh, sure it is nice to put ...
  • Anne and Mike Fenerty: A pivotal city election The open space acquisition happened in Boulder 50 years ago this year, just before our family came to Boulder. It was followed by the Blue Line regulation to prevent development over 5,750 feet, by building height limitations and by the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Approved by the voters, these restrictions made the city the beautiful ...
  • Stacey Goldfarb: Residents rightly dismayed by growth
    A Boulder pro-growth advocate regularly tweets, "If you love your city, you should build more of it." The tweeter's perspective seems at odds with the reality of our finite world. Science everywhere confirms finite limits: resources, the amount of carbon our atmosphere can handle, and the population a bioregion can sustain.
  • Editorial: Boulder fighting itself on housing – Boulder Daily Camera
    Two unanimous Boulder City Council decisions within two months of each other illuminate a deep-seated ambivalence about city priorities.
  • Molly Greacen: Keep Boulder democratic A steering committee member of “Better Boulder” recently posted on Facebook that a Boulder of 250,000 people (from our current 109,000) “would be awesome.” Many people are very unhappy with the direction this city is going in and want to see balance restored to City Council. Source: Molly Greacen: Keep Boulder democratic – Boulder Daily Camera
  • 2017 Council election (From the Editorial Advisory Board) The Daily Camera “Editorial Advisory Board” touched on the upcoming City Council Election. Here are some opinions from the pro-growth, pro-coop members of that panel: Cha Cha Spinrad: I live in a co-op and strive to have my life entirely encompassed by cooperatives. I also support Jan Burton. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She doesn’t ...
  • Boulder Planning Board recommends against annexation of Hogan-Pancost land – Boulder Daily Camera Boulder’s Planning Board voted 6-1 late Thursday to recommend the City Council deny a developer’s request to annex a 22-acre parcel of Boulder County land into the city limits for a proposed housing development. Board Member Bryan Bowen cast the sole dissenting vote. In addition to that recommendation, the board also voted 5-2 to send a group ...
  • Mark Wallach: Demand specifics, not platitudes, from council candidates City Council election season is upon us and a boatload of candidates will be vying for your vote. I am not clairvoyant, but I can safely promise that they will all tell you that they favor diversity, inclusivity, affordable housing, resilience, preservation of neighborhoods, creation of walkable neighborhoods, open space is good, etc., etc. You ...
  • Foes of Hogan-Pancost plans in Boulder complain of hearing’s clash with vacations – Boulder Daily Camera A public hearing on the concept plan for annexation and development of the Hogan-Pancost parcel, delayed in May at the developer’s request, will take place Thursday before the Boulder Planning Board. But it might have been delayed one more time, had a citizens group opposing the plan gotten its way.T The Southeast Boulder Neighborhood Association, a group ...
  • Jim Martin: Upcoming council race key to Boulder’s future – Boulder Daily Camera The Nov. 7 election for the Boulder City Council will be one of the most important in the city’s history. There, I said it. Sound like hyperbole? Then consider this: The results will determine who will decide policy surrounding the extremely important planning issues of growth, housing and zoning/density — the NIMBYs (Not in My ...
  • Boulder City Council approves new land-use designation for CU South – Boulder Daily Camera In advancing a framework for the future of the CU South parcel, the Boulder City Council stressed a desire to study flood risk and mitigation on the site before solidifying annexation and development plans there. On Tuesday night, after a long-awaited deliberation on the controversial property — 308 acres of University of Colorado-owned land in the ...
  • Helen Majzler: CU South Campus and the case for nature – Boulder Daily Camera This is the first time I’ve expressed my concern about the CU South Campus property. I have tried to keep an open mind about the needs of the… university especially for additional student and faculty housing. I have also supported the need for flood mitigation work on behalf of residents who have suffered from the ...
  • Stanford Court plan for senior affordable housing delayed as developers rethink approach – Boulder Daily Camera The review process for a proposed senior affordable housing project in south Boulder has been delayed, as developers consider a new arrangement with a slowed-down timeline.At 3485 Stanford Court, on the 5-acre site of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Boulder Housing Partners and the local senior housing community Frasier have plans to build 45 one- and ...
  • Boulder looks to restore funding for anti-speeding projects in residential areas – Boulder Daily Camera Boulder transportation planners have presented a plan to change the process by which citizens can seek city-funded road treatments aimed at decreasing speeding in their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Speed Management Program, as it has been titled, would see Boulder’s budget allot money for the first time in 14 years to street engineering, such as speed humps and ...
  • Shoemaker bows out of City Council race – Boulder Daily Camera Citing a desire to devote more time to his family and his career in law, Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Shoemaker said Monday that he will not be seeking re-election to the Boulder City Council this November. Read More: Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Shoemaker says he won’t run again for Boulder City Council – Boulder Daily Camera
  • What No One Ever Tells You About Tiny Homes – NYTimes.com My husband and I share a 492-square-foot apartment in Cambridge, Mass. We inhabit a “micro apartment,” or what is sometimes called a tiny house. This label is usually proudly applied to dwellings under 500 square feet, according to Wikipedia. We are unwittingly on a very small bandwagon, part of a growing international movement. But deep ...