The Colorado city’s future depends on whether newcomers can afford to live there.
By Michael Hendrix. Originally published in City Journal on March 2, 2021.
"A Boulder initiative campaign called 'Bedrooms Are for People' faced council and community opposition to changing occupancy rules limiting the number of unrelated people allowed to live together under the same roof. After the group gathered the requisite number of signatures, the city council simply raised the signature requirement and declared the petitioners’ campaign a lost cause—even as such resistance earned a reproachful executive order from Governor Jared Polis in July calling on municipalities to lift such occupancy restrictions so that tenants could more easily find an affordable place to live during a pandemic."
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