Comments on the Open Space Master Plan – June 2019

Sean KendallOpen Space

The Draft Open Space Master Plan is a very different master plan than PLAN-Boulder County envisioned and worked toward when the process started. We anticipated a document that would build on the many plans and study data that have been developed by OSMP over the years to create actions to sustain the valuable natural ecosystems of our Boulder Open Space. … Read More

City Council is Working to UpZone Boulder

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, City Council, Development, Diversity, Good Governance, Growth

On June 4th, City Council discussed redevelopment options for the former Boulder Community Hospital at Broadway and Balsam and the surrounding area including, Ideal Plaza and Community Plaza shopping centers.  All the options proposed considerably greater development and density over what currently exists. City staff conducted a survey in order to understand community priorities, asking questions similar in nature to … Read More

City Council Up-Zoning Neighborhoods Through Opportunity Zone Review

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development, Good Governance, News

May 2019 Dear City Council, Below is an analysis of the components discussed , or to be discussed, in your April and May study sessions for use table changes to be applied to the Opportunity Zone and Citywide. The following provides an overview of our observations. A. The simultaneous development of citywide use table changes with the Opportunity Zone use … Read More

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, City Council, Development

April 2, 2019 Dear City Council, The Peoples League for Action Now (PLAN-Boulder County) supports the goals established as the basis for the Opportunity Zone moratorium and as restated on page one of the staff memo for item 6A. However, the memo first appeared on the City’s website this past Friday evening which did not leave enough time for the … Read More

JAN 24 PLAN Presents: Boards and Commissions! Public · Hosted by PLAN-Boulder County

Sean KendallUncategorized

Join Sam Weaver, Crystal Gray, Adam Swetlik, Jack Rudd and Judy Nogg for an interactive session to learn how to most effectively apply for City of Boulder Boards and Commissions! In this session, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the application process, what Council looks for when reviewing applications, how to prepare for the interview process, and more! Place: … Read More

2018 Voter Guide

Sean KendallEndorsements

Candidate Endorsement PLAN – Boulder endorses Matt Jones for Boulder County Commissioner District 3 State Amendments and Propositions PLAN—Boulder Position Amendment Y: Congressional Redistricting FOR this measure; it supports good governance. Amendment Z: Legislative Redistricting (State House) FOR this measure; it supports good governance. Amendment A: Prohibit Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in All Circumstances FOR this measure Amendment 73: Funding for Public … Read More

ADU/OAU presentation from recent public forum

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development

Mike Marsh made a presentation about his views on new proposed ADU regulations and how they could work practically.  To view the powerpoint, click on the link and open in power point.  Mike lays out visually how ADUs could impact affordability, density, and neighborhoods.  He focuses particularly on Martin Acres in his presentation because the presentation was to that neighborhood. … Read More

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development, Diversity

PLAN (Peoples League for Action Now) – Boulder County applauds and strongly supports City Council’s effort to broaden opportunities for the creation of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs) for the purpose of increasing the affordable housing supply. We support, under certain circumstances, enabling OAUs in single family residential zoning districts. However, we have substantial concerns about … Read More

PLAN (People’s League for Action Now)-Boulder County Affordable Housing Strategy

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development

    December 15, 2017 PART I   INTRODUCTION The Problem: Boulder is the most expensive city in the region. With average single-family home prices near one million dollars, and many apartments renting for thousands of dollars a month, it is not affordable for most middle-, moderate- and low-income households. The City of Boulder has implemented a variety of affordable housing … Read More

Why PLAN-Boulder County Endorses Cindy Carlisle, John Gerstle, Mirabai Nagle, Sam Weaver and Mary Young for Boulder City Council

Sean KendallCity Council, Endorsements

PLAN (Peoples League for Action Now)-Boulder County believes that these candidates are the most insightful, passionate and independent-thinking in the 2017 city council campaign!  These 5 best represent the balance the community desires for addressing the challenges that Boulder will confront going forward. They represent the best vision and experience needed to fulfill the promise that Boulder has always held out … Read More