14. For years the City’s plan to reduce GHG emissions from transportation has depended on efforts to move people out of single-occupancy vehicles into shared vehicles and buses, bicycles, and foot travel. It is increasingly being predicted that surface transportation will soon be dominated by self-driving, electric-powered vehicles owned by large organizations and rented to users on a ride-by-ride basis. Do you think this prediction will be fulfilled in the next 20 years? If yes, how should the City prepare for, and respond to this new transportation reality?
Adam
Swetlik
I understand that living in a college town will drive the percentage of rental properties higher than other communities. However Boulder has reached a point where outside buyers see a good investment and purchase homes and condos to turn them into rental units for the long term. This puts a strain on members of the community who are trying to live where they work, as they are at the mercy of the rental property owner and market rental rates. Without hope for owning a home money that could become equity goes to rental property owners and property management companies. While every community needs a good balance of rental units and homeowners I would like to see more homeowners in our community.