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

More on PLAN Boulder County’s City Council Endorsements

Sean KendallCity Council, Endorsements

PLAN-(Peoples’ League for Action Now) Boulder County has endorsed  candidates and ballot measures for the 2017 City of Boulder Municipal election. PLEASE DONATE TO PLAN-BOULDER COUNTY’S CANDIDATES COMMITTEE ON BEHALF OF BOULDER CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES CINDY CARLISLE, JOHN GERSTLE, MIRABAI NAGLE, SAM WEAVER AND MARY YOUNG:  IT’S OUR FUTURE! The pressure on the City of Boulder by business interests for more and more … 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

PLAN-Boulder County Statement on Xcel “Partnership” Options

Sean KendallClimate Change, Environment, Good Governance

PLAN-Boulder County has been a strong advocate of the City of Boulder forming a municipal electric utility to achieve carbon free electricity as one of the most effective steps it could take to impact climate change. PLAN-Boulder County urges the Boulder City Council to continue with its municipalization process that is now being considered by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission … Read More