The fight’s not over: Bedrooms Are For People marched Saturday through Boulder, with an eye on next year’s ballot
By Kelsey Hammon. Originally published in the Daily Camera on September 12, 2020.
"Although they were denied the chance to put an initiative on the November ballot that would give voters the power to overturn Boulder’s occupancy limits, a group of citizens leading the campaign initiative said they haven’t given up yet.
Bedrooms Are For People will work to get its initiative on next year’s ballot, after road blocks derailed plans to get the item in front of voters this November. To keep the issue top of mind, the group led its first march Saturday from the Boulder County Courthouse on Pearl Street through downtown Boulder.
The initiative’s aim is to allow housing units to be occupied by the same number of people as available bedrooms, plus one, and for a total of four people to occupy a home with fewer than four bedrooms. In most of Boulder, it’s illegal to have more than three unrelated people living together, though, in some specific areas, the limit is four, according to the group’s website."