Affordable Housing Task Force Looks for Additional Funding Sources

Boulder’s Affordable Housing Task Force just submitted a report to the City Council. The Task Force (TF) was formed last July to advise and make recommendations to City Council and staff on affordable housing goals, affordability issues and the City’s affordable housing programs. The Task Force is not ready to present its final recommendations, butContinue reading “Affordable Housing Task Force Looks for Additional Funding Sources”

City Selected for Federal Small Business Roundtable

Boulder has been chosen by the Obama administration for a small business roundtable discussion to hear what regulatory barriers are keeping them from growing. There is no date set for the round table. Officials said Boulder was chosen for “geographic diversity”. Other cities chosen: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Durham, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and the Silicon Valley. FederalContinue reading “City Selected for Federal Small Business Roundtable”

Council Says No to Homeowner Transportation Fee

 Recently the Transportation Advisory Board asked the City Council to consider a transportation maintenance fee. The Board considered the idea of imposing a new fee on parking spaces but decided such a proposal could be unpopular. Instead, the Board recommended adding a maintenance fee to residential (and possibly commercial) utility bills. However, several membersContinue reading “Council Says No to Homeowner Transportation Fee”

Tree Ordinance Passes Second Reading

Boulder homeowners will be required to care for trees on their property that are within public rights-of-way. The new regulations — which must still be approved on a third reading — specifically requires residents to provide a sod-free mulch around the base of trees that are less than 6 inches in diameter and provide enoughContinue reading “Tree Ordinance Passes Second Reading”

City Considering Character Area Designations for “Mid-Century” Neighborhoods

Using a grant from the Colorado Historical Society, Boulder hired consultants to survey various post-World War Two subdivisions in the City such as Table Mesa, Martin Acres, Edgewood and Sunset Hills. The consultants said some of the homes look much like they did when they were built and others have be remodeled to the pointContinue reading “City Considering Character Area Designations for “Mid-Century” Neighborhoods”

Tree Ordinance Continued

The Boulder City Council delayed a vote for the second time on regulations to create licensing requirements for certified arborists, obligate property owners to maintain trees on their property and City right-of-ways and set tree-protection requirements as part of the site review and subdivision standards. Under the proposal, anyone who charges fees to plant trees,Continue reading “Tree Ordinance Continued”