Earlier this month the Boulder City Council voted to increase the affordable housing linkage fee for new developments. The linkage fee, which charges new commercial developments to offset their impact on the City’s housing market, was first implemented in 2011. The per square foot fee varies depending on the type of business. Staff and consultantsContinue reading “Boulder: Council Increases Housing Linkage Fee”
Aaron Brockett (Chair of the Planning Commission), Bob Yates (a former business executive) and entrepreneur Jan Burton will be the new members on the Council. Incumbents Lisa Morzel and Suzanne Jones were re-elected to another four-year term. The new Council is relatively balanced, ensuring the City’s diverse population and interests will be well represented.
So far there are seven candidates who’ve been certified as official candidates for the Boulder City Council election. They are incumbents Lisa Morzel, Suzanne Jones and Tim Plass, plus Planning Board members Aaron Brockett and Leonard May, neighborhood activist Jyotsna Raj and former Level 3 Communications executive Bob Yates. At least two of the newcomers willContinue reading “Boulder County: Five Available City Council Seats”
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”