Voters approved ballot measure 3A, authorizing a mill levy override (MLO) for Boulder Valley School District. The MLO will provide funding for capital construction, technology, and maintenance. This issue was supported by the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association.
On October 19 the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association’s (BARA) Board of Directors voted to support Boulder Valley School District ballot measure 3A, a mill levy override. BARA’s position statement notes that a strong school district is good for the economy and an important factor in quality of life. The statement also criticizes the State, arguingContinue reading “Boulder County: Boulder REALTORS® Support 3A”
Unfortunately, like most key issues, K-12 funding has become partisan. Often it comes down to a debate centered on whether more funding creates better schools. I want to avoid that particular topic here. It is clear from the November ballot that our school districts believe they need more money to provide a quality education.Continue reading “Public School Funding in Colorado”
At a recent study session, Boulder City Council members considered a variety of funding mechanisms for road maintenance. Boulder, like many municipalities in our area, doesn’t have enough in its general fund to cover road work, which is expensive. Some of the ideas that have been discussed include a monthly transportation maintenance fee or tax,Continue reading “Boulder Council Considers Road Maintenance Funding”
Like many municipalities in our region, the City of Boulder is stuck between falling sales tax revenue and rising construction costs, which makes it difficult to maintain city streets at a high standard. Transportation maintenance takes up roughly two-thirds of the city’s $25 million transportation budget, but the purchasing power of those dollars has erodedContinue reading “City of Boulder Considers Transportation Fee”