Boulder Threatened With Lawsuit Over November Ballot Issue
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
By KGNU News. Originally published by KGNU on July 23, 2020.
"Three measures Boulder residents had hoped to place on the November ballot through direct democracy are still in limbo after hours of conversation by city council Tuesday night.
Bad advice from the city attorney’s office combined with the unexpected coronavirus pandemic has created a messy process this year. The three groups representing Save South Boulder, Bedrooms Are for People and Our Mayor, Our Choice all received erroneous information from the attorney’s office about when signatures were due. They were given an early August deadline but two weeks ago the city attorney said the deadline was actually June 5, and they’d miss it. The attorney said the miscalculated deadline was due to confusion between city and state election laws. During public comment, Vadim Graboys spoke on behalf of Bedrooms Are for People, a measure that would revise Boulder’s current law that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together in most parts of town."