Boulder's image is shedding. Mangy.
I told "our" State Sen. Rollie Heath and his committee about Oregon's Citizen Initiative Review about 4 years ago -when Heath and others were trying (with Referenum O, which failed at the ballot box) to make ballot initiatives even harder to use -unless you are very wealthy. After I testified, the lobbyist for the League of Women Voters took part of her limited time to say that CIR sounded like a great idea. It was totally ignored. Corporate reps like Heath HATE ballot initiatives because they are REAL democracy: government BY the people. They only want to make initiatives harder, since they can't eliminate them entirely. They want ABSOLUTE power.
If this development is like others nearby, it's not even really dense. It will be large luxury units stacked up high. Dense means smaller units that REALLY use less energy and aren't lived in by wealthy consumptive people.
Thanks for the details I lacked. You're right by American standards. But in most of the world 650 sq feet is for a family of 6 or more. Here it's probably for 1 or 2, and in Boulder it's illegal for more than 3 unrelated people to live in most units of any size. I can easily live in 100 sq ft. My laptop has replaced most paper records, photos, CDs, magazines, newspapers and books, not to mention stereo, TV, alarm clock and radio. Technology can and should simplify, not expand the rat race.
It really stokes their egos that the few can trump laws made by the many. Boulder Exceptionalism. I'm all for density, the real scientific kind: smaller units instead of luxury ones stacked up high.
You're welcome. they just copied the limits that are the default in Colorado and the US.
As the originator of the petition which led to this, let me assure you they are NOT allowed on unpaved paths. They are also limited to 750 watts (ONE horsepower) and 20 mph without pedaling. Any racer can go 30.
Right. This is about full employment for Transpo Division, which created a whole website about this, held a dozen meetings, etc. A Council of leaders would have talked about it for 5 minutes and said, "Let's try it."
Thanks, but do it for your own sake. There's nothing like an ebike to help get back in shape and to save 99% of the money you spend on gas -and the climate.
We voted to "treat marijuana like alcohol." Responsible parents don't leave their booze within kids' reach and same for pot. At least you can't cut yourself on a broken pot bottle.