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Action Alert: NTSA

– Help us Keep the Northern Open Space Properties Open for Recreation! – Here’s Open Boulder Board Member and co-Founder Brady Robinson, on what’s at stake in the North TSA process, up before Council on June 7. We’re at the end of the process, finally, on the North TSA. This odyssey began more than 12…

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Action Alert: NTSA

– For Open Boulder Members Interested in Open Space – We have until Wednesday, January 13, to tell the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) that balance matters to us in managing our open space system! Prior to then please send your comments to OSBT by clicking here to send an email. Open Boulder believes…

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Action Alert: NTSA

– For Open Boulder Members Interested in Open Space – We have until 11:59pm, Sunday, January 3, to tell the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department that balance matters to us in managing our open space system! Open Boulder believes that the correct way to manage a beloved system of open space near major…

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North TSA Recreation Alliance Releases Request Detail

North TSA Recreation Alliance Releases Request Detail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO – July 17, 2015 – An alliance formed of recreation groups interested in Boulder’s current North Trail Study Area today released details of its recommendations. To view these details please click on the icon below.     About the North TSA Alliance The…

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“Right sizing” good in principle, but council process failed

“Right sizing” good in principle, but council process failed By Andy Schultheiss POSTED: 07/14/2015 06:34:49 PM MDT | UPDATED: ABOUT 8 HOURS AGO This artist rendering shows what Folsom Street will look like after crews “right-size” the road, which includes removing two vehicle lanes, adding a shared turn lane and widening the bike lanes. (Courtesy…

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Open Boulder Statement on Boulder Community Hospital Purchase

Open Boulder Statement on Boulder Community Hospital Purchase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO – July 14, 2015 – Open Boulder Foundation issued the following statement regarding the city’s proposal to enter into negotiations for the purchase of Boulder Community Hospital’s Broadway campus. Open Boulder is concerned about reports that the City may purchase the Boulder…

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Open Boulder Conditionally Supports “Rightsizing” Pilot Project

Open Boulder Conditionally Supports “Rightsizing” Pilot Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO – June 15, 2015 – Open Boulder and Open Boulder Foundation voted yesterday to support the City’s “rightsizing” pilot project with certain conditions. Open Boulder supports policies that facilitate and encourage convenient, sustainable and safe transportation in and around our community. Open Boulder…

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Open Boulder Opposes Two Growth-Related Ballot Initiatives

Open Boulder Opposes Two Growth-Related Ballot Initiatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO – May 27, 2015 – Open Boulder and Open Boulder Foundation, sister organizations founded in 2014 to help those currently left out of local decision-making get more involved, and to advocate on their behalf, voted today to oppose two recently proposed, growth-related ballot…

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Action Alert: Special Council Meeting

Important News about Boulder City Council Meeting on Building Height Restrictions When: Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm (please come as close to 5:00 pm as you can if you intend to sign up to speak) Where: Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway Will City Council overrule the citizens of Boulder and enact an extreme restriction on development this Thursday?…

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Meet an Open Boulder Member: Amy Hartman

Meet an Open Boulder Member This month’s Featured Friend is Open Boulder, a local grassroots organization that is working to make city and county governance more effective. The group is offering big ideas and practical action to help more Boulderites engage. Describing itself as nonpartisan and practical, Open Boulder is striving to build a membership…

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Andy Schultheiss Hired as Open Boulder’s Initial Executive Director

Andy Schultheiss Hired as Open Boulder’s Initial Executive Director FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO – February 12, 2015 – Open Boulder and Open Boulder Foundation, new sister organizations dedicated to building a better place to live, work, and play for a diverse spectrum of people in the City and County of Boulder, is pleased to…

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Andy Schultheiss: 7 Ways to Make Boulder Even Better

By the people By Andy Schultheiss, Executive Director, Open Boulder As soon as I became the public face of Open Boulder, people began asking me how they — with their busy lives filled with work, play, and family – could lend a hand to their city and county. This, after all, is one of Open…

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Open Boulder, a new citizen advocacy group, makes more room at the table

Accessible Government Sometimes the actions of Boulder city and county government can make everyday citizens scratch their heads and wonder. A few mystifying goings on of late: Mapleton Hill’s historic shed, the Boulder Junction awakening, Google’s unwelcome wagon, the effusive VRBO objector, and West Pearl’s construction bender – to name just a few. Chances are…

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Open Boulder letter to City Council

January 23, 2015 Dear Mayor and Members of Council, As you may know, Open Boulder is a new community organization in Boulder with a goal of increasing public participation in local government decisions. On the occasion of your annual retreat, we would like to provide some brief input on matters of interest to our members.…

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