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?
Cindy
Carlisle
The City’s measures to protect pollinators – stopping the use of neonicotinoids, urging others to do that, and sponsoring education programs and celebrations of pollinators in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and CU – all need to be continued. By encouraging the efforts of organic landscaping and lawn care companies and providing incentives for additional companies to follow their lead, the city could make another great leap in protecting pollinators. Also, by advancing the use of native species of wildflowers and grasses throughout the city, as OSMP and the Native Plant Society have been doing, hundreds of native pollinators will regain habitat. All city properties and new developments should be demonstration landscapes with pollinator-friendly plantings and practices.