Bedrooms Are For People
Boulder Officials Told Campaigns They Had Until August to Qualify for the City Ballot. Now They Say
Story by Christian Britschgi. Originally published by Reason Magazine on July 17, 2020.
"The switch threatens an initiative to repeal Boulder's restrictions on unrelated people living together.
For months, activists in Boulder, Colorado, have been trying to place an initiative on the ballot overturning their city's restrictions on unrelated people living in the same house. The city initially told them they had until August to qualify for the ballot. But last Friday, officials announced that the deadline for submitting signatures was actually back in June.
These activists' last hope is for the Boulder City Council to place their initiative on the ballot itself. But they believe this body is hostile to their reform. Indeed, the ballot initiative process was designed to bypass it."