Three Minute Rule at City Council

Sean KendallGood Governance

PLAN-Boulder County members have spoken to Council hundreds of times during the public participation portion of City Council meetings. While we appreciate the concerns expressed by some City Council members about the content and conduct of public participation, City Council members are our elected representatives, and public participation is an efficient way for Council members to hear from their constituents. … Read More

2014 Council Retreat

Sean KendallGood Governance

On January 3, PLAN-Boulder sent a letter to the City Council in respect to their 2014 retreat with suggests for community priorities in housing, climate change, transportation and open space.  (For comments on the 2015 retreat, go here) Dear Councilmembers, At your forthcoming retreat, you have a substantial agenda. PLAN-Boulder County suggests the following topics as important community priorities: Housing We … Read More

OIL AND GAS POLICIES

Sean KendallEnvironment

  Statement by PLAN-Boulder County on CPC Amendments to Oil and Gas Policies. Review of draft oil and gas policy amendments for inclusion into the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan.   As a leading Boulder County citizens’ organization working to ensure environmental sustainability and far-sighted, innovative, and sustainable land use that preserves the area’s unique character and desirability, and which reduce … Read More

BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Sean KendallDevelopment

BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT   PLAN-Boulder County is pleased that city staff is no longer recommending that the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Intergovernmental Agreement (BVCP IGA) expire, but that doesn’t alleviate our concerns for staff’s recommendation that the City and County postpone extension of the current IGA and consider it as part of the 2015 BVCP update, prior … Read More

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