Just a study session tonight, to prepare for the upcoming (Jan. 17-18) retreat. Nothing to share around this; I'm still working my way though board and commission feedback. So we'll just learn as we go tonight. Together.
Gonna be a busy year.
Three guesses who... (We don't actually know; the data is anonymous)
2 are "easygoing peacekeepers"
and the other 4 are in the middle
36% in the middle
27% "welcome change"
The only sorting quiz I like is for Hogwarts houses. Gryffyndor for life!
She's asking council to think of how staff feels being asked to do all this work.
Several referenced the need to cut expensive and time-consuming red tape (including the Arts Commission)
I'll let you know if council gets upset over anything shared in this year's letters.
BOZA made a similar suggestion, she notes, so we may want to explore that.
Also: Charge more for parking. Institute vehicle value tax and congestion pricing.
They recommended stepping spending up, which would mean even higher water bills. (Boulder has been increasing them for several yrs.)
Comprehensive review will take "next few years." But they are looking at art permitting right now.
Meschuk: Yes. Those are things we've ID'd and we're finding a path. How do other communities handle public art from a regulatory standpoint? When does it require a building permit and when shouldn't it?
East Boulder Area Plan
Yes, Meschuk says. "That will be a project that council will see here in 2020."
To be fair, it is a really boring meeting.
Brautigam struggling with that a bit.
Does our 2020 workplace address "that aspect" she asks, choosing her words carefully.
WHAT ABOUT ONE ON FAMILY HOMELESSNESS? HOMELESS KIDS? We don't really focus on them, and there are *hundreds* in BoCo.
I mean, I would care anyways. But I didn't know it was something to care about before.
Brautigam: "Good luck with that."
Brautigam: Yes. We already know of a landmarking thing.
Young wants to move it from a per-meeting pay to a per-month pay, which requires a vote of the ppl.
This council is KILLING it.