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Continued Layoffs For Boulder Employees, Concerns Over Open Trails Rise

April 15th, 2020

A City Council meeting this week announced that 700 municipal employees will be furloughed through June. The meeting also addressed the open trails that remain open to the public and frequently used despite social distancing rules. The Council worried that open trails were drawing in too many people for social distancing guidelines of six feet to be applicable. There was talk over some roads being shut down to accommodate more pedestrian walking, but this idea was quickly shut down by Council members. Shutting down streets from cars is costly, with projections being between $1,000 and $15,000 for... Read More

Is Cooperative Living Illegal in Boulder?

September 16th, 2015

Last night, a new movement launched at Boulder City Council advocating for housing policies that support affordable housing and cooperative living. The city of Boulder has an occupancy ordinance that limits the number of “unrelated” adults living in a single-family home to a maximum of three or four. This means that if a house has five bedrooms, it is officially illegal for each bedroom to be rented by one or more unrelated people. The city council has been reviewing this ordinance, and there is a proposal to increase the fines and regulations to further bolster this occupancy policy–including... Read More

The People’s Republic of Smolder

June 21st, 2015

According to some who don’t live here, Boulder is a bastion of agreement. Rumor has it we’re progressively—or insanely—liberal, perpetually supportive of all things fitness, and not only tolerate but court ideas considered fringe elsewhere. In other words, to those outside the bubble, we’re a city of single-minded, almost amoeba-like continuity. Granted, when it comes to particular topics or causes, there is common ground. But don’t let the hype fool you. Below our seemingly homogeneous exterior, there’s roiling disagreement. Lately, this has found a place in “right-sizing,” spearheaded... Read More