Articles posted to City Council Hotline by Mary Young

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

Marilyn Whittaker: Disappointed in Boulder’s development

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,”

Source: Marilyn Whittaker: Disappointed in Boulder’s development – Boulder Daily Camera

Formatting error invalidates nearly 6,000 signatures for Boulder term-limit ballot measure

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.”

Source: Formatting error invalidates nearly 6,000 signatures for Boulder term-limit ballot measure – Boulder Daily Camera

Angelique Espinoza concedes HD10 race to Edie Hooton

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.

Source: Angelique Espinoza concedes HD10 race to Edie Hooton – Boulder Daily Camera

April Bennett Stone: Would-be public officials should show a little common sense

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.

Source: April Bennett Stone: Would-be public officials should show a little common sense – Boulder Daily Camera

Public Participation Working Group

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….

The application process for appointment to the working group will be open through July 20, 2016. pdf

Source: Public Participation Working Group

Robert Baker: Euphemisms for overpopulation

“Gentle infill,” “increased density,” “co-op housing,” are frightening terms for environmentalists because these convenient euphemisms all have the same translation: overpopulation.

Source: Robert Baker: Euphemisms for overpopulation – Boulder Daily Camera