As a longtime Martin Acres resident and homeowner and a small business owner, I am against the current co-op proposals as they are written.
The co-op ordinance as it is currently written would allow co-ops to bypass the regulations in low-density housing zones, a violation of property rights in those neighborhoods.
Every now and then Boulder citizens might have reason to sympathize with the challenges created by City Council members who attempt to please everyone and usually end up pleasing no one.
The recent guest opinion by a co-op member (“In defense of co-ops,” Daily Camera, May 22) paints an idyllic picture through rosy glasses of co-op and neighborhood cohesiveness.
Co-ops are an unrealistic “solution” to Boulder’s high-priced housing. Let’s increase neighborhood density by allowing co-ops in single-family residences. Give me a break.
I attended last week’s City Council meeting expecting to be all in favor of the proposed co-op ordinance. However, after listening to the first two hours of public comments, I saw three issues with the proposed ordinance.
Housing affordability is probably the most pressing public policy issue facing the city of Boulder today, and rightfully so.