Boulder initiative petitioners may receive lifeline to make Nov. ballot amid coronavirus pandemic
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
By Sam Lounsberry. Originally published in the Daily Camera on April 19, 2020.
"This week the Boulder City Council hesitated to take resident-led democracy into its own hands amid the coronavirus pandemic by placing any of three municipal initiative petitions currently approved for circulation among local voters onto November’s ballot.
But on Tuesday it may give advocates behind the respective petitions seeking to change local laws the chance to certify their respective measures for the election through signatures provided electronically, since the outbreak has rendered standard petitioning unsafe and ineffective, with stay-at-home orders and limits on gathering in place."