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Boulder City Council Accelerates Housing Occupancy Discussion

By Roz Brown and KGNU. Originally published on KGNU on October 15, 2020.


"Boulder’s strict housing occupancy limits and whether changes should be made to them will be reviewed in early 2020. During a study session Tuesday night, Boulder City Council agreed to jump-start the public process. KGNU’s Roz Brown says the accelerated timetable is related to a failed effort to place the issue on the 2020 ballot.


'This comes with a deadline and if we don’t do our jobs and come up with something the community can get behind, then the community will do it for us,' said councilmember Adam Swetlik.


Swetlik wants to begin discussions of occupancy limits before the group, Bedrooms Are For People keeps its promise to start collecting signatures to place the issue on the 2021 ballot. Frustrated by council’s failure to act—the group vowed to reform Boulder’s rule that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together by letting citizens vote on the issue."


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