Judge: Despite giving wrong advice, Boulder doesn’t have to place petition on ballot
By Shay Castle. Originally published in the Boulder Beat on August 14, 2020.
“'The establishment would not even touch our issue,' said Budd. 'They told (Boulder’s Housing Advisory Board) not to even talk about it' at the same meeting Yates and Mayor Sam Weaver said it was an issue best left for the ballot and voters.
'Our issue has not been one that’s acceptable to the people in power. That’s why we took it to the people.'
'The fact that we got nearly 8,000 signatures, that’s our part of the collaboration,' Castellano said. 'We’re telling them this is an issue people care about. If they don’t want to collaborate with 8,000 of their constituents, that’s on them.'”