Good Governance

To us, good governance means citizen engagement, open data, and transparency in government. We believe that, to paraphrase Gloria Steinem, in a democracy, voting is the least one can do.

We strive to facilitate open and honest conversations about critical issues in our local government based on facts, not opinion. We believe that all data available to City staff should also be available to and easy to access by the general public. We’re dedicated to transparency in both government decision-making and in campaign finance, which is why we helped shepherd campaign finance reform through City Council in 2018 and 2019.

City Council is Working to UpZone Boulder

By |June 11th, 2019|Comments Off on City Council is Working to UpZone Boulder

On June 4th, City Council discussed redevelopment options for the former Boulder Community Hospital at Broadway and Balsam and the surrounding area including, Ideal Plaza and Community Plaza shopping centers.  All the options proposed considerably [...]

PLAN-Boulder County Statement on Xcel “Partnership” Options

By |April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on PLAN-Boulder County Statement on Xcel “Partnership” Options

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 [...]

PLAN Boulder Accomplisments

By |February 26th, 2016|Comments Off on PLAN Boulder Accomplisments

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. [...]

2015 ENDORSEMENTS

By |October 1st, 2015|Comments Off on 2015 ENDORSEMENTS

  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, [...]

2015 Council Retreat

By |January 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on 2015 Council Retreat

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 [...]

Affordable Housing

By |August 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Affordable Housing

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 [...]

ROW Consideration

By |June 14th, 2014|Comments Off on ROW Consideration

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. [...]

Board Appointments

By |March 5th, 2014|Comments Off on Board Appointments

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 [...]

Three Minute Rule at City Council

By |January 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Three Minute Rule at City Council

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 [...]

2014 Council Retreat

By |January 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on 2014 Council Retreat

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, [...]