I have always gotten really into Valentine's Day. Like, make all my friends homemade cards, into it. Like, I planned my outfit for Galentine's today. Image
You know that lesson from A Christmas Carol (well, at least the Muppet version) about keeping Christmas in your heart all year long? That's how I feel about Valentine's Day. I never want to miss a chance to tell someone I love or appreciate them.
Anyway, here are some disgustingly cute photos of @justinsimoni and I sending long- distance air kisses. Image

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17 Feb
Feeling subdued for this #Boulder city council meeting, as I enter hour 5 of Zoom meetings today.

It's a big one, though, with two public hearings and open comment. It's been awhile since we've had a public hearing.
Tonight's public hearings are even more protections for residents of mobile home communities (requiring, among other things, that park owners can't provide false info or interfere with the sales of homes).
And a vote to adopt (or not) Boulder's racial equity resolution. You can read more about that here: boulderbeat.news/2021/02/11/rac…
Read 45 tweets
10 Feb
Next: Taxes (kind of). It's mostly about the city's many, many unfunded capital projects ($300M+ worth) and how to pay for them. Presentation here: www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/CCS_Capit…
But taxes come in bc the Community, Culture, Safety Tax —
approved in 2014, extended in 2017 — is expiring this year. Staff recommending put another extension on the ballot, for a minimum of 10 years.
A little background:
The CCS has its roots in the 2011 Capital Investment Strategy, which ID’d $700M in unfunded needs

First initiative to close the gap was $49M Capital Improvement Bond for 100 projects.
Read 81 tweets
10 Feb
Huntley going over specific groups that are being tapped to help inform the public engagement process, i.e. how to "frame the conversation" and what channels to use to reach people.
So far: Latinx, youth and Black residents.
We don't have as big of a network in that last demographic, Huntley says, "but I think it's really important. We all recognize the Black community in particular has a unique experience with policing. ....
Particularly given the historic roots of policing, Huntley says, "It's critically important to lift those voices in this process."
Read 13 tweets
10 Feb
It's Tuesday in #Boulder. You know what that means.... CITY COUNCIL NIGHT!
Maybe that was an oversell. Let's try again: It's city council night in #Boulder.
Tonight is a study session, which is usually pretty snooze-fest. BUT the topics are interesting: Taxes and policing — specifically, a "re-imagining" of Boulder Police Dept. boulderbeat.news/2021/02/08/bou…
Read 44 tweets
3 Feb
That's it for the council meeting. Sorry I kinda zoned out on the last couple of issues (city manager search update and city attorney search). I wish I could say it doesn't matter what Nagle said, but it does. It fucking hurts.
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.
Read 15 tweets
3 Feb
Back at it with online petitioning. Story: boulderbeat.news/2021/01/30/onl…
Carr: We put this up for a test Jan. 22. "As anybody who's done any software work knows, you can test and test. We did. You can't discover everything."
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