Sender: Young, Mary Dear Colleagues and hotline subscribers, Here are more articles that are worth taking the time to read. Some, like the one Matt posted recently, have previously been shared on the hotline. Happy summer reading! http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/business/how-anti-growth-sentiment-reflected-in-zoning-laws-thwarts-equality.html?emc=edit_th_20160704&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=65613619&_r=0 http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/10/affordable-housing-is-a-moral-choice-and-the-numbers-prove-it/411235/ http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26656-developers-aren-t-going-to-solve-the-housing-crisis-in-san-francisco-the-definitive-response-to-supply-side-solutionists http://48hills.org/2016/03/29/city-planners-treat-us-like-infants/ http://www.planetizen.com/node/86508/has-portland-lost-its-way http://www.newgeography.com/content/002046-why-duany-wrong-about-importance-public-participation http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/opinion/who-gets-the-subsidized-apartments.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0 Regards, Mary Dolores Young Mayor Pro Tem Boulder City Council
In Boulder, the city originally required a certain number of apartments to be provided for individuals of lower income levels. However, developers are allowed credits for these apartments, with that money going to city coffers for low income housing. The city is then to find housing “somewhere else,”
Boulder’s city clerk this week invalidated nearly 6,000 signatures on the petition submitted in support of a ballot measure that would ask voters to limit City Council members to three terms.
Andy Schultheiss, Open Boulder’s executive director, said “…we’re making every mistake possible.”
After reviewing the number of uncounted ballots in the Colorado House District 10 Democratic primary race late Wednesday afternoon, candidate Angelique Espinoza conceded to her opponent Edie Hooton.
Are you kidding us? The City Council now wants to spend $165,000 to find out if Boulder is “safe and welcoming? This is the same crew that has drafted an ill-conceived, ambiguous and ill-defined co-op ordinance full of loopholes that a 2-year-old could drive through.
At the request of City Council during the January 2016 council retreat and based on community feedback, city staff is exploring ways to improve the City of Boulder’s community engagement and public processes. In collaboration with community mediators and facilitators, staff will be developing recommendations to improve dialogue between the city and community members that would result in more thoughtful decision making and process development….
“Gentle infill,” “increased density,” “co-op housing,” are frightening terms for environmentalists because these convenient euphemisms all have the same translation: overpopulation.