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

Ballot issues PLAN-Boulder County supports.

Sean KendallCity Council, Education

Ballot Issues 2L, 2O, 2P related to municipalization of the City’s electric utility Ballot Issue 2L “Yes” in 2L allows Boulder to finish gathering essential cost information. These estimates will be used in final economic modeling within the next several years, and help voters decide whether we should borrow money to launch the utility. (A “Yes” vote on 2017 ballot … Read More

Hogan-Pancost

Sean KendallCity Council, Development

October 14, 2017 Boulder City Council Dear Council members: PLAN-Boulder County urges you to deny the new annexation request for the Hogan-Pancost property that is now before you. The 6-1 vote of the Planning Board should be a strong indication of the inadvisability of going forward with this development in the South Boulder Creek floodplain. Developments in the floodplain, particularly … Read More

PLAN-Boulder County recommends the following action on Ballot Measure 2Q

Sean KendallEducation, News

VOTE “NO” on City of Boulder Ballot Measure 2Q!   The Ballot Title for 2Q is deceptive — “…TO REMOVE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS AND TIMELINES FOR ELECTION RELATED MATTERS THAT CONFLICT WITH STATE LAWS; CLARIFY REFERENDUM AND INITIATIVE PROVISIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE MATTERS; SETTING FORTH THE BALLOT TITLE; SPECIFYING THE FORM OF THE BALLOT AND OTHER ELECTION PROCEDURES; AND SETTING FORTH RELATED … Read More

PLAN-Boulder County has endorsed the following candidates for the 2017 City of Boulder Municipal election

Sean KendallCity Council, Endorsements, Uncategorized

Cindy Carlisle John Gerstle Mirabai Nagle Sam Weaver Mary Young PLAN-Boulder County endorses the following ballot issues: Municipalization Issues: 2L  Extension and raise for the portion of the existing Utility Occupation Tax that funds Municipalization; 2P  Extension of the council’s authority to conduct executive sessions to seek legal advice related to Municipalization; 2O A charter amendment to require a citizen vote prior to … Read More

Affordable Housing Strategy

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development, Diversity

  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 policies to address the issue, yet … Read More

CU-South

Sean KendallDevelopment, Environment

  Respected environmentalist Tim Hogan’s letter to the newspaper, outlining the issues.   For many longtime residents of Boulder, the current proposal from the university requesting annexation, engineered flood mitigation, and additions to their housing and academic building portfolio stirs up a host of reservations.  The more one delves into the details, the greater those reservations become. Floodplains and riparian … Read More

Why More Density and Market Rate Housing Won’t Result in Lower Cost Housing in Boulder

Sean KendallCity Council, Development, Growth

Subject: RE: Articles regarding Inclusionary Housing (This letter to the council member was publicly posted) Dear Jan Burton: Thanks for sharing these articles of various points of view that will certainly help us in wrestling with our Inclusionary Housing update.  It is clear from our experience and in reading the articles, that IH programs vary between communities and their impacts on affordable … Read More