Bedrooms Are For People appeals to Colorado Supreme Court
By Amy Bounds. Originally published in the Daily Camera on August 19, 2020.
"The Bedrooms Are For People campaign filed an appeal Wednesday with the Colorado Supreme Court, asking the court to overturn a 20th Judicial District Court ruling that the ballot initiative doesn’t qualify for the November ballot.
'We are not done fighting on behalf of every person who currently lives in the shadows, has been evicted for safely sharing a home with others, or is being denied equal access to housing,' campaign organizers said in a statement.
The Bedrooms Are For People campaign seeks to amend Boulder’s city charter by changing occupancy rules so the number of people allowed to live in a house is one person per bedroom, plus one, or four people total in homes with fewer than four bedrooms.
The campaign was given incorrect advice on when organizers needed to file a petition to get on the ballot and how many signatures were required, both through a city-published document and from city officials."