Take Action on Affordable Housing Linkage Fees

NEW:  City Council to hear public input on Linkage Fees, November 15th:

When: Tues., Nov. 15

What: City Council meeting to hear Public Input on establishing commercial impact fee rates.

Location: City Council chambers on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway (Southwest corner of Broadway and Canyon).

Time: Signup in person, between 6 and 7 PM, to speak to the item that will most likely come up at around 7:30 PM or thereafter.

Let us know if you plan to attend: SIGN UP HERE


This Daily Camera article about affordable housing linkage fees quotes a long-time Boulder developer saying:

“…Why is it (the cost of affordable housing) not being assessed on the citizens who already enjoy the privileges (of living in Boulder)?  Why is it not part of the property tax?”

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Karen Sandburg: Our neighborhoods are under attack

On Oct. 16, the Daily Camera published a guest opinion by council member Jan Burton (“Changing world requires fresh look at housing options”). It was clearly the first shot across the bow to radically change the supposedly “outdated” zoning of our neighborhoods. … Ms. Burton insulted those of us who love our neighborhoods by saying that the days of “Leave it to Beaver” are over.

Full Story: Karen Sandburg: Our neighborhoods are under attack – Boulder Daily Camera

D.A. Winston: Who should pay linkage fees? 

“With Boulder fee changes, affordable housing still causing confusion” (Daily Camera, Sept. 1) should be disturbing to Boulder citizens on a number of levels.  City staff has no cost/benefit analysis of development-related impact fees and excise taxes? Are you serious? What are we paying them for?

Read More: D.A. Winston: Who should pay linkage fees? – Boulder Daily Camera

Commercial fees could triple as Boulder pursues the affordable house 

This story was published in the Daily Camera on August 21, 2016:

Commercial fees could triple as Boulder pursues affordable housing

It contains this astonishing quote from one of the biggest developers in town, Lou DellaCava:

“Look, I’m happy that there is a consciousness about housing in this community,” he said, “But why is it not being assessed on the citizens who already enjoy the privileges. Why is it not part of the property tax?

The article addresses affordable housing fees (linkage fees) that are charged to commercial office space developers.  The idea is that their new commercial office developments bring more companies, employers, and their workers, to Boulder.  Continue reading “Commercial fees could triple as Boulder pursues the affordable house “