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Six Boulder Mayors Urge You to VOTE NO on 300 & 301

We urge you to VOTE NO on Ballot Issues 300 and 301 in the upcoming City election. As six Boulder Mayors, we are joining together to oppose the so-called “Neighborhood Right to Vote” and “Growth Pays its Own Way” ballot issues. For the past 25 years, we have served the Boulder community. We have differed […]

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Macon Cowles: Wrong for Boulder: Vote No on 300 and 301

The criteria for every action of city council are the environmental, social and economic impacts of action on the community as a whole. These criteria require the council and residents to consider the good of the whole community. Not “How does this affect me in my neighborhood?” But rather “How will this benefit people across […]

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John Tayer: Vote against chaos

It’s municipal election season in Boulder, typically a time for thoughtful reflection on measured decisions about the direction of our city and its leadership. This year is different, though, as it appears two initiatives will be on the November ballot that would pre-empt our community’s tradition of a balanced approach to planning and work against […]

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John Tayer: Ignore the Sirens’ Call!

Last Monday, the Boulder Chamber Board voted to oppose two proposed ballot measures, the so-called “Neighborhoods’ Right to Vote” and “Development Shall Pay Its Own Way” initiatives, and we urge you to decline to sign the petitions to put them on the ballot. As I will outline below, they circumvent our community’s time-honored planning process […]

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