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

PLAN Boulder Accomplisments

Sean KendallGood Governance

For lasting accomplishments- here are some more recent things- – advocacy for safe streets, traffic calming, and improved pedestrian crossings – leadership on establishing bike paths – especially 13th St., 17th St., and North Broadway. – strong advocacy guiding the OSMP Visitor Master Plan and various TSAs leading to strong environmental conservation policies – initiation and support for the Compatible … Read More

2015 ENDORSEMENTS

Sean KendallGood Governance

  All of our endorsees are strong supporters of municipalization. Four of the five are women, correcting gender imbalance on Council. Most importantly, all are prepared to serve. They have the knowledge, city experience, values, and courage to be outstanding councilmembers. The PLAN-Boulder Board has endorsed the following five candidates for the Boulder City Council: Lisa Morzel Incumbent. Has supported … Read More

2015 Council Retreat

sgmcclainGood Governance

To: Boulder City Council From: PLAN–Boulder County Board of Directors Subject: Recommendations for Council Retreat Dear Councilmembers: We hope that you will have a productive retreat and that you will be able to focus your attention and that of staff for the coming year to the issues of greatest concern to Boulder citizens. We’d like to point out that one … Read More

Affordable Housing

Sean KendallGood Governance

Ray Bridge read the following statement on August 30 regarding the Housing Strategy Process.   PBC Statement for CC, 8/30/2014 1.       PBC supports City Council adopting the procedure of reviewing concept plans, when it chooses to do so, rather than leaving this step solely to Planning Board. 2.       City Council should not approve the goals of the draft Comprehensive Housing … Read More

ROW Consideration

sgmcclainGood Governance

PLAN-Boulder County urges you to rescind your recommendation to City Council on the ROW ordinance for three reasons. First, this ordinance, if passed, will significantly change density requirements in a number of areas of Boulder. This is a major policy change, and it has been subject to no real public discussion, certainly not adequate public discussion. That is contrary to … Read More

Board Appointments

Sean KendallGood Governance

2014 BOARD APPOINTMENTS On March 5, PLAN-Boulder sent a letter to the City Council regarding board appointments: Dear Council members, PLAN-Boulder County would like to recommend a few specific candidates for board appointments for your consideration, though we recognize that interviews have not yet taken place. We regret not having done so earlier, but obtaining the applications to give fair … Read More

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