1. The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan’s (BVCP) four-body review process requires City Council, County Commissioners, City Planning Board and County Planning Commissioners to review and approve shifts of properties from County jurisdiction to City jurisdiction, as defined by the BVCP. In the recent BCVP 2015 update, the four-body review process was significantly changed. Do you agree with the changes? Why or why not?
As a college town in which the college houses under 25% of its students, it is not especially surprising that much of the City housing stock would be rental. One of the clear impacts of this high concentration is that housing prices are driven up due to the potential for an investor to own a single-family home and use it as a rental to cover the mortgage, which is easy to do because of the high rental demand. There is also an economic incentive to rent to more renters than allowed by the City occupancy codes, which can have negative impacts on neighbors.