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Boulder Traffic Alert Today October 28th during GOP debates on Campus

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The City of Boulder anticipates several localized traffic delays on Wednesday, Oct. 28 related to the Republican Presidential candidate debate to be held in the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. donald trump 33

Light traffic impacts will occur throughout the day as candidates, media and attendees arrive on campus. The combination of national media, groups exercising First Amendment rights, candidates and related security details, and the normal rush hour traffic may cause significant delays on Broadway, US 36, and around campus later in the day.

Drivers wishing to avoid potential traffic congestion may wish to use alternate routes or adjust their travel schedules. Rolling road closures and traffic delays are expected on Broadway between Arapahoe Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue between 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.as attendees and advocacy groups arrive and between 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. when the debate adjourns. Regent Drive has been closed for the debate.

Debate ticket holders are expected to be onsite between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The majority of attendees for the debate are expected to be bused to campus from offsite locations, use public transportation or walk to the event.

CU also is providing a Free Speech Zone on campus at the Business Field, just north of the Coors Event Center; this area will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The city has approved three advocacy permits related to the debate for groups who expect to exercise their First Amendment rights. One group intends to be entirely on campus. Two others plan to gather in Central Park at 3 p.m. and walk to the Free Speech Zone between 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advocacy groups have indicated that many participants will be bused into the city as there is no event parking associated with the debate.

The debate will be televised on CNBC, and candidates are expected to be in place well in advance of the event.  For more information on the debate, go to Colorado.edu/rnc-debate.

Paul Danish talks about Proposition 300 and 301

Paul Danish talks about Proposition 300 and 301

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Jann talks with Paul Danish, former city council member and creator of the Danish Plan. We learn about the history behind Paul’s Danish Plan and the growth rate of the city of Boulder. Then we hear his thoughts on the 2 initiatives to be voted on Proposition 300 and 301 and how they will affect the city and neighborhoods. Both of them Paul Danish thinks you should vote for. Proposition 300 Neighborhoods Right to Vote and Proposition 301 Development Shall Pay It’s Own Way.

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Boulder City Council Candidates 2015

Boulder City Council Candidates 2015

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Jann talks with some of the 2015 Boulder City Council Candidates at various meetings going on during the elections. We meet Lisa Morzel, Cindy Carlisle, Tim Plass and Leonard May all running for seats on the council, we also talk with some other previous council members and learn a little bit about some of the opposing groups like Better Boulder and One Boulder, Height Limitations, City planning, Local and Business issues that seem to be the dominating questions during this election.

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2015 update of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan

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City of Boulder, Boulder County survey residents about community issues

 As part of the 2015 update of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, the City of Boulder and Boulder County are asking 6,000 households in Boulder and the portions of the county that are in the Boulder Valley planning area to participate in a statistically valid survey that will help shape the future of their community.boulder comp

The City of Boulder and Boulder County are working together with the community to update the Comprehensive Plan, which guides public policy and land use regulations in the area. The survey is a cornerstone of the effort and asks residents for their opinions about issues facing the Boulder Valley now and in the future. Responses to these questions will help shape the plan to reflect what people in the community want Boulder’s future to be like.

The city and county worked with RRC Associates, an independent consulting company, to create the survey. RRC Associates is administering the survey and selected the households to create a sampling that will yield a statistically valid result that accurately reflects opinion in the larger community. The firm will compile the responses and present the results to the city and county this December. One resident in each household who is older than 18 can take the survey. Residents who receive the survey can find instructions online atwww.bvcpsurvey.com.

Boulder and Boulder County ask that the 2,000 households that received paper surveys return them using the postage-paid envelope by Saturday, Oct. 10. The 4,000 households that received postcards inviting them to take the online form of the same survey are asked also are asked to complete it by Saturday, Oct. 10. Participants can choose to take either form of the survey, but can only take the survey once. Individual responses are confidential, and the survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

For people interested in the plan update, the www.BoulderValleyCompPlan.net website contains a wealth of information about the plan, including area maps, the Trends Report and data, subcommunity fact sheets and information about how to get involved with the plan update.

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Boulder Green Streets annual Sept. 27

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Boulder Green Streets and the City of Boulder to host annual Boulder Ciclovia Sept. 27

 Boulder Green Streets and the City of Boulder will present the fifth annual Boulder Ciclovia, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The event features several miles of temporary car-free streets open for the community to engage in healthy, active and sustainable activities. http://www.bouldergreenstreets.org/

Two major activity zones connect the route: Pearl Street between 15th and 17th streets, and the North Boulder Recreation Center at 3170 Broadway.  Activities will be free and include live music, dance, arts, fitness and recreation. There will also be opportunities to learn about local sustainability efforts, enjoy local and natural foods, and explore outdoor adventure gear and more. To get between the zones along the designated routes associated with this one-day event, visitors must walk, bike, or use other alternative modes of transportation.

For more information about Boulder Ciclovia and a full schedule of events, visitwww.BoulderGreenStreets.org. Road closures information is available atwww.BoulderConeZones.net.

Many U.S. cities have adopted this concept, calling them Sunday Parkways, Summer Streets and various other names.

The most famous Ciclovia occurs in Bogota, Colombia, every Sunday, where 70 miles of major arterials are shut down and 2 million people take to the street to walk, bike and play.

Jann Scott Live - Building Heights in Boulder

Building Heights in Boulder

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Jann looks at some of the new buildings going up in the city of Boulder and talks about how the height limits of buildings has been an issue in the city for years and years, some of these pass the test and some don’t but the saddest part is the loss of view of the beautiful mountains.

Jann Scott Live - Right Sizing Bike Paths

Right Sizing Bike Paths

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Jann looks at some of the new bike paths being built in the city of Boulder, some around 10 feet wide, which is great for multipurpose use and to get all the bikers off the roads, but some of the sidewalks in town are still very small and cutting off half the street with bike lanes, Jann asks people if they think it would be better to just build bigger paths or is it hurting business.

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No Charges for Boulder Killer Cops

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As to be expected Boulder DA Stan Garnett did not bring charges against the two Boulder Police officers involved in the shooting of CU student Sam Forgy. Garnett and Boulder police have been silent since the night of the shooting in July. This is usually an indication that the DA will back the Police.

Forgys mother was in shock over the announcement and disappointed.  Garnett did reveal that an assault team of 4 officers entered the apartment complex where Forgy was standing naked on a balcony , screaming, high on acid holding a hammer. The officer had shields and enough power to overwhelm Forgy but decided instead to shoot him dead.

Sam Forgy shot dean by Boulder police

Sam Forgy shot dead by Boulder police

A high level police official told Boulder Channel 1 News “that the officer was new, inexperienced  and he panicked.”

A prominent Boulder Criminal defense lawyer to us, that ” it is typical for the DA to back the police officers in his jurisdiction. He has to work with them. He has to give them the benefit of the doubt. He hopes no one will call him out  on it. If he charged the officers , his career as DA and his political career would be over. This was a political decision not a moral one ”

A local police chief told us; ” police commit a lot of bad shootings. This is one and it should not be swept under the rug… but it has been.”

Another lawyer told us…. “This is a classic wrongful death case “… The family could sue the city of Boulder, the county, the police officers and the DA.  This is a high dollar case too. In the millions of dollars.  The attorneys will sue in civil court and the truth about what happened that night will come out. The lawyers will put the officers and the DA on the stand. It won’t be pretty. I would say the city will have to settle this for 5 to 15 million dollars before it goes to court.” The city and county do not want a case like this in court.”

Boulder Channel 1 news has learned “that a team of high profile attorneys and investigators have been working on this case at the behest of the family since the day after the shooting.”

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Liveable Boulder and Better Boulder duke it out

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Jann Scott at plan Boulder event where Livable Boulder and Better Boulder face off.

Posted by Boulder Channel One on Friday, August 28, 2015

Late yesterday we got  word of a debate between Livable Boulder and A Better Boulder in the Boulder Creek  room at the Boulder Public  Library. It was arranged by… well, we are not sure . Plan Boulder said they set up the debate. One boulder and Better boulder said they arranged it. And everyone said that Liveable Boulder was divisive except Livable Boulder who asked ” why is the other side being so mean”.
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We would have liked to heard the debate, but by start time there was a line out the door. Hundreds were being turned away including our news department who couldn’t get within 10′ of the room. They should have held the event in the Library theater. They are definitely going to have to redo it. The overflow crowd could not hear a thing.  Former city council woman Allyn Fienberg stood next to our reporter and pointed out everyone who was in the attendance. They included half the city council, environmentalists, activists and boomers. Mostly boomers.  There were hardly any millennials in the room.

The techies who made so much noise about how horrible Boulder is did not show up. Becky Boone who F Bombed her way to to notoriety at Ignite Boulder made a brief appearance. ( we thought the city fired her). She told  Millennials that they better vote in this next election if they want the Livable Boulder initiative to fail, showed up for all of 30 seconds and then disappeared. Her peeps were not there.

Former Boulder City Councilwoman Allyn Feinberg talks about protecting Boulder… at butter Boulder, 1 Boulder Boulder tomorrow plan Boulder event at Boulder library Boulder Boulder Boulder Boulder Boulder Boulder Boulder

Posted by Boulder Channel One on Friday, August 28, 2015

Allyn Fienberg told us ” they never show up and don’t vote either.  They represent 20 % of the population and they come and go every semester… so they are not real citizens and they don’t act like it. … They want to live in Boulder , they want to change Boulder. They want  their Big tech companies to take over the city, but they don’t respect Boulder…….People live in Boulder because of it’s beauty…its access to the national forests and parks…. but we don’t want to see Better Boulder destroy the downtown area with big tech companies ” Fienberg also said that tech companies  could easily move to Gunbarrel Industrial park and have plenty of housing there.

Absent were startup  gurus Andrew Hyde, his boss Brad Feld and their kids. Andy Shulties  former councilman  who runs Better Boulder was there, but left half way through.. that is not a good sign.

Feinberg said that Will Toor was on the wrong side of the issues.. namely” letting each neighborhood decide it’s own growth”… People standing around Fienberg chimed in “it will be a disaster”.

Former Boulder mayor Will Toor tries to explain a better boulders position at plan boulder a better Boulder Boulder library 1 Boulder tomorrow Boulder event

Posted by Boulder Channel One on Friday, August 28, 2015

Will Toor former Mayor and founder of Better Boulder, said that Boulders best years were ahead of us and that Livabile boulder was standing in the way of progress and growth.

Several attendees said that Brad Feld ,  Tech Stars were pouring millions of dollars into A Better Boulder to stop Livable Boulders no growth initiative. Feinberg said “follow the money ”  Feld has flooded downtown Boulder with his startup companies taking over all of the office space. Now they want the rest of the city. Feinberg said that they are  relative newcomers to town like Feld completely miss the essence of Boulder… what happens here is Companies start here and then when the get big enough they move. They don’t get to take over the city or they move to an office park or build within our rules.

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New Bike Lanes Cause Trouble

New Bike Lanes Cause Trouble

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Here on Folsom Road it’s hard not to notice the new bike lanes that have been put up between Valmont and Canyon. The bike lanes take up almost half the road and at times, split the lanes apart leaving bikers packed between two cars. Although, there is now more space for bikers, I’ve heard complaints from both local drivers and cyclist. Folsom road is often full of traffic and the new bike lanes aren’t making it any easier to get around.

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