#Boulder! It's city council night! After a week off, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to GO.

Tonight we've got two public hearings:
- Budget adjustments
- Review (no vote) of plans to redevelop 2054 Spruce into 63 homes
Then a couple non-public hearing items, such as OKing the election results and an update on what council is doing / plans to do with occupancy limits and evictions.

Should be fun!
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More from @shayshinecastle

1 Dec
Getting an update on occupancy enforcement now. Will see if council still wants to suspend evictions, and if they'll do it now or when they start working on reform next year.
Refresher here. It's a bit confusing.
Read 78 tweets
1 Dec
Moving on: The public hearing on redevelopment of 2054 Spruce. Presentation: documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/DocVie…
Folkerts is recusing herself bc her office (she's an architect) "has a relationship with the developer."
I don't have a story on this, but I do have this guest opinion that basically says we should put more housing here. Appropriate to share, bc that's kinda what a majority of council asked for when they voted to call this up Sept. 28. boulderbeat.news/2021/11/28/opi…
Read 125 tweets
1 Dec
Next up: Budget adjustments. It's pretty boring, nothing that really stood out. See for yourself: documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/DocVie…
That presentation is way better than my own notes, but here they are anyway.

$18,495,924 total in appropriations to the 2021 budget.
This is all additional revenue and/or rollover.
So, like, if something was budgeted for but didn't actually happen, that $$ rolls over. It's called fund balance.

That's a way simple explanation, and there's more to it than that. But that's all I feel qualified to say.
Read 16 tweets
1 Dec
A couple call-ups tonight. Reminder: Call-up is the official term for Does Council Want to Review This Decision or Vote?
Prob will be a little discussion tonight on the redevelopment of the Millenium Harvest Hotel. Plan is to make it into 295 dwellings, likely student apartments.

Presentation: documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/DocVie…
Quick notes on this one:
The Harvest Hotel was constructed in 1958. There are some *great* old photos in the presentation that I shared above.

The new build would be three 4-story buildings with the following mix of housing:
- 195 4BR
- 12 3BR
- 30 2BR
- 58 1BR
Read 76 tweets
1 Dec
First up is approval of the 2021 election results. Only the council members who were *not* elected this year will OK them, as the central canvassing and election board.
If any members of council happen to be reading this, can you please ask why the # of active voters and ballots in the city is dif for the CC race vs. issues? Please and thanks!
Read 7 tweets
17 Nov
Brief discussion on in-person vs. remote vs. hybrid council meetings.

So far not a fan of hybrid, bc I can't hear half the people.
Yates: I feel somewhat strongly that I don't want some council members are virtual and some in person.
Only caught about half of what he's saying bc the sound sucks.
Read 15 tweets

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