Another Tuesday, #Boulder. Coming to you with a city council meeting and a heavy heart. I'm not exactly sure how to get back to work after the shooting. But I'm here.
Full meeting tonight, including some TBD updates on the shooting and a declaration, a couple development call-ups (Hill hotel, Waterview apartments) and a check-in on council priorities and tribal consultation.
Also a public hearing on Boulder's state and federal lobbying agenda. Gun violence prevention will be discussed separately, at the April 20 meeting, but there are some big-ticket items on here. Most notably, SB21-62.
Which I wrote about in the before times. The last story I wrote before the shooting, actually.…
41 speakers signed up for that hearing, so it will be long (2 min each = ~90min) I wouldn't be surprised if there's some shuffling of the agenda. But possibly not since everything is fairly time sensitive and the April schedule is packed.
Council member Rachel Friend first reading a declaration of solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, following the Atlanta shootings and rise in racist violence during the pandemic.
Weaver reading one on the Boulder Day of Remembrance, for the King Soopers shooting.…
On March 22 every year, Mayor Sam Weaver says, our community will pause and remember the 10 people who were killed. "We will say their names out loud, so that in our hearts, they will live on."
Weaver quoting the three deaths: The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.
Interim city manager Chris Meschuk providing a brief update. Citywide staff team has been assembled to work with King Soopers parent Kroger, Museum of Boulder to "develop a short-term and long-term plan for a permanent memorial."
That work is being done with the victims' families, to honor and respect their wishes, Meschuk says.
"The community should expect the fence" (around the store) "will continue to evolve," Meschuk says. The fence will eventually be relocated to reopen access to the site; one access point is being reopened soon-ish.
Specific to memorials, Noreen Walsh is coordinating that effort. Contact
Moving on to open comment. I'm not sure how much I'll tweet bc tbh this is all a bit overwhelming. Gonna save my energy for the public hearing.

List of speakers:…
Patrick Murphy making me cry. This is his 100th open comment since 2014, he says. Thanking council for their service in the pandemic and since the shooting. He's normally here to rail against the muni.
LOL also making me laugh.

"Bless you, thank you for carrying on. I will not be saying thank you for my 101st presentation" but now you know I'm grateful, Murphy says.
He gets a congrats and return thank-you from councilwoman Friend.

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7 Apr
Last item is board and commission appointments.

Kevin Mahoney, who was killed in the King Soopers shooting, had a seat on the Beverage Licensing Authority. That seat will be left open for a few months, then filled.
BOZA had a member step down, so a former member will be reappointed.

Council's pick for WRAB could not take the seat (personal reasons) so the sole other applicant will be appointed.
Also on the Beverage licensing Authority, a former member will re-up. But Kevin Mahoney's seat will stay vacant for a bit still; this was a different seat.
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7 Apr
So apparently #Boulder's tribal consultation is tomorrow. It's not on any calendars and I didn't get a link; I think in the past only part of it was open to the public.
You can learn more about the tribes on whose land Boulder sits in this presentation:…
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7 Apr
OK, this is a revisit of Boulder's lobbying agenda. We last visited this Nov. 17.

You can read my thread here:…
Or, since you probably only care about SB-62, you can read my story on it here. Boulder is the main source of opposition to this; Boulder's lobbyists are certain it will pass anyway.…
If you're interested, you can see a full list of CO bills Boulder is weighing in on here:…
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7 Apr
I do not see a presentation for this one, but it's the Waterview project. Council will decide whether or not to "call-up" or review Planning Board's unanimous approval of this 317-unit project on east Arapahoe.
Mark Wallach wants to call it up. He'd "like to get to yes" on it but he has qs on why a height mod is being done with only "the bare minimum of affordable housing."
Some info on that:
5801 and 5847 Arapahoe Ave
317 housing units - 25% affordable (80 units)
15,000 sq ft commercial space (ground floor - restaurant, retail)
421 parking spaces (439 required - 4.1% reduction)

ELUs: 182 (57%)
1-BR: 91 (29%)
2-BR: 22 (7%)
3-BR townhomes: 22 (7%)
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7 Apr
OK, I only have a few notes for the next item: a check-in after the mid-term retreat. Staff presentation here:…
Some interesting stuff. Just gonna blah it all in a giant thread here.
Gunbarrel folx: You're getting a subcommunity plan. After the East Boulder one (underway now) wraps. Staff will start scoping the work in Q3-Q4 of this year, so stay tuned.
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24 Mar
10 min away from a special #Boulder city council meeting to address the shooting. I will be watching and live tweeting as necessary. State and federal officials will be speaking, as well as local electeds and some community members.
Tbh, I'm not sure how much I will tweet. Though I appreciate their representation of Boulder at this difficult time, politicians aren't really who I want to hear from right now.
So I will be here, but I'll only tweet what I find adds to the conversation, rather than just adding to the noise.
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