Growth & Development
  1. What do you see as the vital components to the future of Boulder’s economic vitality and what specific strategies would you support as a City Councilmember to maintain a vibrant economy?
  2. What’s your vision for Boulders growth and development over the next 20 years?
  3. What is your opinion on the current state of density in Boulder and the concerns of many residents regarding the cost of housing? Please include your views on government vs. private sector approaches to address these concerns.
  4. Are there areas of Boulder that could support increased residential density, and if so where?
  5. The recent success of the City’s economy has created jobs and vibrancy throughout the City, as well as increased tax receipts, but can also be seen a different way, as creating stress on limited resources available to our residents – traffic, demand for open space, and some would say a reduced quality of life. How do you see it, and how would you seek to address these stressors on our community?
  6. The 2015 BVCP update projects that at least 5,000 and up to 15,000 more students will be added at CU-Boulder by 2030. Who should be responsible for housing these additional students and where should they be housed?
  7. In order to help relieve the pressure on the City’s housing market caused by more jobs, the 2015 BVCP update recommends that some areas in the City currently zoned for commercial and industrial uses be rezoned to residential and mixed use. Do you support this recommendation? If so, which industrial and commercial areas would be most appropriate for rezoning?
  8. The Hogan-Pancost property, a 22 acre parcel along South Boulder Creek that contains numerous wetlands, has once again been proposed for annexation and a residential development of 117 dwelling units. Do you think it should be annexed and developed as proposed? Annexed and developed in some different manner than proposed? Not annexed? Why?