City of Boulder Ballot Question 300

November 2, 2021 Boulder Municipal Election
 

PETITION SUMMARY

Shall the City of Boulder expand access to housing by allowing all housing units to be occupied by a number of people equal to the number of legal bedrooms, plus one additional person per home, provided that relevant health and safety codes are met?

BEDROOMS ARE FOR PEOPLE ACT 

(Changes to the existing code are shown in red) 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO:

PETITION LANGUAGE

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO: SECTION 1. In the Boulder Revised Code, amend Section 9-8-5 (a) of Chapter 8 of Title 9 as follows: (a) General Occupancy Restrictions: Subject to the provisions of Chapter 10-2, "Property Maintenance Code," B.R.C. 1981, no persons except the following persons shall occupy a dwelling unit: 

 

(1) Members of a family plus up to two additional persons; or

 

(2) Up to three persons in P, A, RR, RE, and RL zones; or 

 

(3) Up to four persons in MU, RM, RMX, RH, BT, BC, BMS, BR, DT, IS, IG, IM, and IMS zones; or 

 

(4) Two persons and any of their children by blood, marriage, guardianship, including foster children, or adoption; or 

 

(5) Up to the number of persons equal to the number of legal bedrooms, plus one additional person per dwelling unit. 

For the purposes of this subsection, unless the context is otherwise required, “Bedroom” must meet all requirements defined in the Title 10 Chapter 5.5 - Residential Building Code including but not limited to the following: 
i. Must have 70 square feet of floor space; 
ii. Must have a minimum of 7 feet in at least one direction; 
iii. Must have its own access to a hallway or communal space; 
iv. Must have two points of egress;

v. Must have at least one window; 
vi. Must have a source of heat; 
vii. Garages, kitchens, bathrooms, and one living room per dwelling unit are deemed not to be bedrooms for the purposes of this definition.