Is it time for a neighborhood exit from Boulder city? … It’s time to say no to the special-interest groups, the developers, and the social engineering of the City Council.
It is time to switch from NIMBY to NIMNBY, Not in My Neighbor’s Back Yard. Boulder City Council and Boulder Planning will not listen to the people … It’s time to start sending emails to council calling for a stop to this disastrous infilling. It soon may be time to start organizing events at construction sites.
When Ed Koch, the famously irascible mayor of New York City, lost his last primary campaign he was quoted as follows: “The people have spoken…and they must be punished.” Which brings us, of course, to the Boulder City Council, a body that seems determined to inflict the maximum pain on the citizens they purportedly serve.
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.
This month I want to highlight another big idea that is already solving traffic problems around the globe and should be considered here in Boulder. It’s a gondola transit system that would connect key points in the city and move people faster, cheaper and with less carbon than traditional transit.
Boulder City Council members are constantly bemoaning the lack of economic diversity in Boulder and proposing extreme measures to pack more and more people into a limited space.
Coming soon: 680,000 square feet worth of buildings called S*Park, short for Sutherland Park, on Valmont between 30th and Foothills.And you thought there was a new height limit ordinance? Guess again!
Twelve football fields fit into 680,000 square feet! It’s one-quarter the size of the huge IBM complex on the Longmont Diagonal. The plans for S*Park call for a mix of four- and five-story buildings in order to fit 680,000 square feet into the lots they have. S*Park will bring in another 2,000 workers!