2012 CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TAX EXTENSION

Sean KendallEnvironment

PLAN-Boulder County supports Ordinance No. 7848 authorizing the City Council to extend the Climate Action Plan excise tax for the purpose of continuing to provide incentives, services, and other assistance to Boulder residents and businesses to improve energy efficiency, expand the use of renewable energy, and take other necessary steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for five more years after … Read More

Citizen Advisory Board to Address Affordable Housing

Sean KendallDiversity

PLAN-Boulder supports the creation of a permanent citizen advisory board to address affordable housing. The purpose of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board would be to study, review and advise City Council on issues affecting affordable housing development in the City and to provide oversight and consistency in housing decisions. Complex issues like concentration of affordable and homeless housing in one … Read More

GOSS-GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD

Sean KendallDevelopment

The following statement was read to the Boulder City Council on June 7, 2011 by PLAN-Boulder County Co-chair Ruth Blackmore: Dear Councilmember: Re: Goss-Grove zoning and boundaries: PLAN Boulder County strongly urges the City Council to adopt the original staff recommendation, including the boundaries mapped by the staff, for the Goss Grove land use change from High Density Residential (HR) … Read More

AREA III PLANNING RESERVE

Sean KendallDevelopment

The following statement was read to the Boulder City Council on behalf of PLAN-Boulder County by PBC board member Max Taffet on May 24, 2011 (see also PBC statements regarding the Planning Reserve): Good evening members of the Boulder City council. I am here this evening representing my own convictions as well those of PLAN Boulder County. The many hours of … Read More

CITY OF BOULDER CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Sean KendallDevelopment

The following letter was sent by PBC Co-chair Pat Shanks, on his own behalf, to the Boulder City Council on May 17, 2011. Dear City Council Members-   I am speaking for myself and am not representing PLAN-Boulder County, which has not had time to consider these issues because of the rushed time-frame.   I have reviewed the materials available … Read More

EDUCATIONAL EXCISE TAX

Sean KendallDiversity

The following statement was made to City Council at their May 3, 2011 meeting by Ruth Blackmore on behalf of PLAN-Boulder: PLAN-Boulder supports the staff recommendation to enter into an agreement with the Boulder Valley School District to use $3.5M in EET funds for renovating Mapleton School for use as an early childhood education center. Mapleton School, established in 1889 … Read More

AREA III PLANNING RESERVE

Sean KendallDevelopment

To the Members of the Boulder City Council: The intent of the procedure for the expansion of the Area II-Service Area into the Area III-Planning Reserve is to ensure that decisions about changes to the Service Area are based on Comprehensive Plan policies and city and/or county-initiated changes, rather than being “incremental, reactive, and applicant-driven”undefined as the City of Boulder … Read More

Does Dense Make Sense

Sean KendallDevelopment

DoesDenseMakeSense  (<<== Click here for PLAN Boulder paper) Boulder has a residential population density greater than Denver – and is 40% more dense than peer cities like Palo Alto, California and Madison, Wisconsin. Still, there are calls by some for much greater density in Boulder. The public debate about increasing Boulder’s density has been emotional and rife with misinformation. A … Read More