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

Open Space & Mountain Parks

Sean KendallOpen Space

Open Space & Mountain Parks Among Council’ “Two Year Desired Outcomes” for Open Space is the following item: “Overriding policy issues: Carrying capacity, night time use, on/off road trail use, temporal restrictions”. This arose originally when Council passed the West Trail Study Area Management Plan. The Department brought in an experienced retired planner, Dave Kuntz, to lead this effort, but … 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

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