We’ve formed Livable Boulder because you’ve expressed concerns about the size, amount, and speed of development in Boulder. We share your concerns about what’s happening to our unique, manageable-size foothills town.
We are working to engage you and encourage you to participate with us in city issues. For your convenience, you’ll find a “What-You-Can-Do” guide for civic participation.
We appreciate your patience as we’ve been organizing an email list of several hundred like-minded people, and crystallizing our message. We’ll keep in touch with you via emails and a full fledged website dedicated to the goals we share, including:
- Limiting the size, amount, and speed of development in Boulder while still providing affordable housing
- Protecting our open space from the impacts of excessive use
- Helping Boulder’s neighborhoods from having unwanted upzoning and density changes imposed on them, and ensuring that any development in and around neighborhoods are things those neighborhoods want (e.g., neighborhood-benefiting retail and other services, bike lanes, increased walkability, etc.)
We will also work to support you in:
- Expressing your concerns at city meetings including City Council, Planning Board, Housing Strategies working groups, and others
- Writing emails to City Council and Planning Board, and letters to the editor of the Camera
- Encouraging you to serve on City advisory boards, including Planning, Transportation, Downtown, Boulder Design, Open Space, and others
- Participating in the 2015 Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Housing Strategy
Some of the areas we will focus on are:
- Supporting like-minded candidates for the five City Council seats in the November, 2015, election
- Addressing both the demand and supply side of the jobs/housing imbalance that creates Boulder’s estimated 60,000 daily in-commuters
- Making sure development pays its own way with regard to impact on city service levels (traffic, water, sewer, roads, bike paths, open space systems, etc.)