Open Comment next. Here's the list. Gonna take this opportunity to eat a bit of dinner, but I'll tweet what's relevant and/or interesting.…
Omg I think the city added a buzzer sound to indicate when speaker's time is up. Love it! Gong 'em all.
First two speakers against flood mitigation at CU South.

"We need flood mitigation, but not at this cost," says Kimman Harmon.
To clarify, she and others are against flood mitigation there bc CU will built another campus there. CU giving the city the land for flood mitigation in exchange for being added to the city.
Speaker 3 also of this mind.
Holly Carlson: "We're neglecting the issue of addiction and focusing on housing," when it comes to homelessness. Treatment is needed. Also very upset with the encampment behind Boulder High School for 2.5 weeks.
"You're putting the children of this city on the back-burner," Carlson says. "For what? Encampments??"
Anti-CU South speaker 4.
All of tonight's speakers (except for the Pottery Lab lady thanking Boulder for more arts $$) are Very. Upset.
Our first Boulder Rez speaker of the night! Sherri Norland
We've been over this. City council already OK'd the lease, like a long time ago, for a restaurant/bar at the Rez. The issue is now with the liquor license, over which council has no say.
So much mis-information out there on this one. Perfect example of something Boulder Beat could handle with another reporter.
Two more anti-CU South annexation speakers.
One more.
Tim Wolf is anti-Boulder Rez bar/restaurant Speaker No. 2. Since I *don't* have another reporter (yet) let me address some of the misinformation Speaker No. 1 shared.
The restaurant will operate until midnight. Technically in the liquor license yet, but not in the lease itself. Ditto with capacity and event provisions: Liquor licenses have to cover every possible event, scenario, etc. that might ever happen.
The lease, though, is more restrictive and enforces actual operating hours, capacity, events, etc.
Wolf got a double-klaxon for going over time, but he's the first. This thing WORKS!
It's loud, tho.
Two more Boulder Rez speakers.
Another anti-CU South annexation speaker. No...5?
Kenneth Nova says SoBo instead of South Boulder. Like, I might WRITE NoBo and SoBo, but I would NEVER say them out loud. Is this a thing? Do people say SoBo?
Misha Toor, who apparently attends Boulder High School, addresses Holly Carlson's earlier comments: I've never felt unsafe dealing with unhoused residents. "I can't say the same for your children."
Oh, snap.
Eric Budd from Bedrooms Are For People closing us out.
"We have a right in the city charter to a fair petitioning process. ... The city's online petitioning system currently doesn't work for a large portion" of residents.
He wishes Yates continued recovery from COVID. Nice try, bro, but that ain't gonna get him on your side.
"The purpose of online petitioning is to expand access to democracy, not to make it more difficult," Budd says. Asks for city to allow a combo of online/physical petition signatures.
Carr responds to one of the Boulder Rez commenters. The city IS involved in the liquor license process but COUNCIL isn't (and shouldn't be, legally).
Friend asks for Carr to go over rules for when council members have to recuse themselves. One speaker suggested Friend should from the CU South annexation vote, since she lives in the area that would be protected by the flood wall, dam and detention.
(As does Swetlik, I believe) But as Carr notes, they don't have to recuse themselves. It's not considered a personal benefit; it will benefit roughly 3,500 households, not just those two.
Plus, like, I wouldn't consider not dying a benefit...? More of, like, a right.
But I get smell what they're stepping in.
Damn extra word. I SMELL what they're stepping in.

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I will get over it because I know I did my job. But I am not going to be blamed for her saying something uninformed, hurtful and offensive.
It is my job to report what elected officials say — and unguarded moments offer just as much truth (often more) than what they say when they know people are watching.

I did what I do every single Tuesday. This particular Tuesday, the only thing new was what she said.
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