The City has a well-established program for funding affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. The surge in development has put significant pressure on housing that used to be affordable to Boulder’s middle-income residents, defined as earning up to 150% of AMI. Do you view this as an affordability issue that should be addressed, and if so, what are your ideas for how to address it?
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.