We're back with foreclosures and evictions. Presentations: www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/Item_6A_C…
Since we last visited this, a federal eviction moratorium was passed. It allows renters earning less than $99K to sign a declaration that they would be homeless or have to live with other people to avoid eviction due to non-payment. Available through Dec. 31, 2020.
Locally, evictions are down (since so much of 2020, they haven't been allowed)

Since June: 27 eviction filings per month in Boulder courts (vs. 82 each month in 2019)
Some other things I jotted down. 2020 city spending (Health equity and Human services funds)
Food Security = $1.7 million
Direct Health Services = $1.7 million
Wellness, Health Care Access Services = $1.1 million
Economic Mobility, and Inclusivity = $600,000
Also $590,000 for rental assistance, older adult services, minor home repair
A look at some of the demand: Jan - July 2020

Attention Homes Runaway and Homeless Youth Services: 78 youth served and over 4,000 referrals for other basic needs and services

EFAA Keep Families Housed (rental assistance): 741 Boulder households assisted
EFAA Shelter and Basic Needs: 960 Boulder households received financial assistance (65% increase compared to January – June 2019)

SPAN: emergency shelter to 95 Boulder adult survivors and 36 children
Since April 12, 650+ calls to Housing Helpline
Sorry I'm not tweeting more but I'm tired. Started my fellowship this a.m. with 4 hours on Zoom. So that will make 10 hours of Zoom meetings for me today, depending on when council finishes.
Also, the audio sucks. Not sure if it's my internet or the speaker's but damn.
Brockett: Are we running low on rental assistance $$?
No, says Kristin Hyser. But not knowing what's ahead of us, bringing more resources could only serve the community. What we have now "should carry us for awhile."
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16 Sep
Something else I forgot: CU South update. No notes on this bc they didn't include anything in the packet.
CU is supposed to submit annexation proposals in early October. Friend, Weaver suggesting that Nov. 10 or Nov. 17, the council gets to review it and then do a plan for community engagement.
(flood work still ongoing, including another look at options for upstream detention)
Read 11 tweets
16 Sep
Now the big one, so I'll start paying attention. Occupancy limits and enforcement of those. Should the city stop evicting ppl due to over-occupancy during the pandemic? That's what council is deliberating.
Reminder: Boulder limits how many unrelated persons can live together to 3 or 4 folks. (3 in lower density areas, which is most of the city, and 4 in higher density ones)
Read 51 tweets
16 Sep
E-scooters is up next. Council turned down standing e-scooters (the rentable ones like Lime and Bird) bc they are unsafe and have a really short shelf life (30 days).

They're now considering whether or not to allow seated ones. Presentation here: www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/Item_5B_E…
Kinda already said this, but here it is with links.

Council turned down standup scooters as part of the micro mobility program (which includes dockless bike share)
boulderbeat.news/2020/02/01/bou…
That was due to danger and short shelf-life: boulderbeat.news/2020/01/25/tra…
Read 97 tweets
16 Sep
Moving on: Annexation of 0 Airport and Valmont. It's near an office park. www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/Item_5A_5…
This is 5.9 acres
1.6 acres is being donated for open space; the rest for lab/research space, zoned IG and Public

Planning board 7-0 recommended annexation
And that's all the notes I have cause BORING.
Read 17 tweets
16 Sep
There's some interesting stuff in the consent agenda, including council ratifying all Brautigam's emergency orders during COVID. Some were new to me, like suspending the city fee to register a domestic partnership.
That's normally $25. It officially registers your relationship with the city. It's what you have to do if you want to live with someone you're not married with + roommates and not count against the occupancy limit. Many quirky rules around it (which I'll share later.)
Oh, also in consent agenda: A (non-binding) resolution to electrify the entire transportation sector by 2050 in Boulder.
Read 46 tweets
16 Sep
Moving on to open comment. Looks like we've once again got quite a few Bedrooms organizers. www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/September…
First speaker asks council to call up (review) the North Boulder library construction. Neighbors there have been pissed about a new library where they live.
That will be later tonight. There's 15 min of convo allotted, so prob won't be a call-up vote, but council will at least review plans.
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