Interesting. New Boulder city attorney is going to be Teresa Taylor Tate, deputy city attorney of Longmont.…
Surprising, since acting interim city attorney Sandra Llanes also applied.
And I kinda just assumed it would be her.
Remember: There was no public q&a or meet-and-greet with the three recently announced finalists, unlike the last round of finalists or the city manager hiring process.

Only one person at the public hearing tonight.
Kinda wish I'd paid more attention to this, but it's been election season. V busy. Apologies; feel like I failed ya'll on this one.
The lack of public input on this one feels not great. The city attorney is a powerful role.
Yates: "We did not take this decision lightly," RE: not hiring Llanes. "It should not be read as a discouragement of city employees to apply" for open positions. We need to do a better job of letting them know and encouraging them to apply.
Young: "This is not a reflection on the quality of candidates." We need to ID barriers to members of "our most excellent staff" who "aspire" to higher positions.
The residency requirement, which was dropped between the first and second rounds, made a lot of difference, Young says.…
"It was a v difficult decision for me," Young says.

None of them have mentioned Llanes by name, which is... weird, since she's in the meeting, acting as city attorney.
Well, Brockett just did, thanking her for her work and saying she and Tate "will make a great team."
Weaver does as well. "You've been excellent," he says to Llanes.
NRV: "I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for Sandra. I cannot speak highly enough of Sandra's work. .. She has been a tremendous leader, thoughtful and inclusive with her team to grow and be empowered."
This is the recommendation of Yates and Friend, who are the recruitment subcommittee. Council unanimously votes to accept that recommendation. Teresa Taylor Tate will be our next city attorney.
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Llanes welcoming Tate, and thanking city council "for the opportunity to lead this great city's legal work during this interim period."

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20 Oct
Sorry to have left you hanging last night, #Boulder. Here is your Wednesday morning recap from city council.

First, investigation into the Pearl condo fires is ongoing. Should know the cause by today or tmrw.…
Longmont's Teresa Taylor Tate will be Boulder's new city attorney.…
Boulder passes $462M recommended budget for 2022 with zero changes.…
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20 Oct
Ok, last thing, and it should be quick: A special ordinance to reduce the amount of open space required at Diagonal Plaza, to allow more housing there.

Or, easier to understand, is this story from when council discussed this in July.…
Nothing much has changed since then. Planning Board OK'd this unanimously.

Under the change, 15% open space required on the site. — will be satisfied with a park, community garden
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20 Oct
omg... It's budget time!

I've already heard from three people that are speaking a the public hearing, so I'm stoked. Get stoked!
Not a lot of notes on this besides my story (which is mostly just numbers, but hopefully presented in a helpful way).…
And the staff presentation, which is just the highlights.…
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20 Oct
Another quick public hearing: Some biz license changes.

Kinda boring, but I'mma tweet it anyway. Staff presentation:…
One of the changes is for Marijuana key holders
City requires application and fee every time a marijuana retailer makes an employee a “key holder” - a person who can perform specific duties.
“Keyholder shall include any person with managerial authority in the business, and any person that has access to lock or unlock the safe, to lock or unlock the business, or set or disarm the alarm” (Boulder Charter)
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Oh, yeah, and this bit on changing parking hours at city open space.

Currently 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. no parking; some places midnight - 5 a.m.
Now all OSMP areas 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. unless otherwise posted
Allows "OSMP to manage parking hours at night at specific parking areas where persistent and significant visitor safety issues and natural resource impacts result from illegal activities taking place at night.”
Flagstaff is main area.
Growing concerns over “at night, illegal use of marijuana and alcohol on open space, trespassing and other serious criminal activity have increased in recent years” and “OSMP rangers have also observed an increase in litter and trash ...
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We're moving into open comment, but I think I'm gonna thread some things from the consent agenda (which is after this, but won't really get discussed).
Notably, Boulder is getting its part of a settlement with pharma co. who fueled (and profited off) the opioid crisis.

We got an update on this Aug. 24.…
But more details now.
Settlements still being worked out, but all told, Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson are being forced to pay $22.8B.

Colorado expected to receive $400M over 18 years
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