The Limits of Boulder’s Homelessness Strategy

By Sepideh Miller Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is familiar to most people who have taken an introductory psychology class. Physiological needs such as food, water, and shelter form the base of a pyramid, and must be met before people can feel loved, value themselves, and reach their full potential. Through this lens, housing is […]

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Boulder’s Climate Fight Exposes Sierra Club Divide

More than ever, it seems like there are two sides in Boulder’s struggle to address climate change. Both environmentalist camps are sincere, and both claim to offer a superior approach for city policy. But each calculates Boulder’s greenhouse gas emissions differently, leading to wildly divergent recommendations for housing and economic development. The first approach to […]

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Raucous Caucus!

Details You’re invited to the Boulder Progressives Raucous Caucus! Boulder Progressives is a grassroots organization committed to advancing issues of justice and equality through strong outreach and issue advocacy. As we prepare for the 2019 Boulder City Council elections, Boulder Progressives invites the community to meet potential city council candidates and talk about pressing issues […]

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Boulder’s Affordable Housing Goals vs. Actions

When it comes to housing for low-and middle-income residents, the Boulder City Council continues to struggle matching actions with words. In early April, the council committed to making 15% of the city’s homes permanently affordable by 2035. It’s a laudable goal with a progressive history. Since adopting a 10% target in 2000, Boulder has set […]

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PRESS RELEASE Boulder: Officer Involved In Past Misconduct Under Denver Sheriff

May 1, 2019Boulder Civil Rights Activists Call for Systemic ChangeBoulder Officer Under Scrutiny; Problem Solvers Reveal Past Resignation with Denver Sheriff<https://kdvr.com/2019/05/01/boulder-officer-under-scrutiny-problem-solvers-reveal-past-resignation-with-denver-sheriff/>  Since the release of a video in which eight Boulder Police Officers allegedly detained a young man who was picking up trash in his yard, the city of Boulder, CO has been under scrutiny […]

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Tiny: for the love of humanity, and a dog

I broke all of the rules last night for my dog. I slept in my converted school bus. It’s illegal to sleep or live in a vehicle pretty much anywhere in the country, as a way to criminalize homelessness, but the bus was my home for three years & it would still be today, if […]

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Boulder Police Investigations

Dear Boulder Council Members, Sitting at the council meeting last night, listening to public comment on the Sammie Lawrence arrest, and the response from City Attorney Tom Carr and City Manager Jane Brautigam, as well as the council’s own responses, I couldn’t help but feel that there were two conversations happening, in parallel. On one […]

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Boulder Police, Homelessness, and Racism

Much like Boulder Police’s confrontation of Zayd Atkinson in March, their April 5 arrest of Sammie Leon Lawrence happened on a Friday and didn’t hit the news right away. The stories seemed to slowly gain momentum after the weekend before rising to the level of awareness within Boulder, let alone on a larger scale. But […]

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