The director of a state ethics organization says that the city of Boulder needs to change its model of having a city attorney hired by city council serve as its members’ advisor — and enforcer — when it comes to appearances of impropriety and ethical breaches.
Phone records obtained by Boulder Weekly seem to confirm that despite her earlier comments to the contrary, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall was the one who denied election activists’ Sept. 28 request to observe the ballot printing process.
Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall is sticking by her story that it was the printing facility, not her office, that refused to grant activists access to the local ballot-printing operation last week.
The majority of the group charged with certifying the results of the Boulder County election has started meeting early, in defiance of Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall, in part due to concerns like the possibility of ballots being traced back to voters.
In the 1960s, many historic buildings in downtown Boulder — including some dating back to the city’s roots in the last quarter of the 1800s — were demolished in the name of progress, in the name of expansion, in the name of economic development.
A group has been formed to fight the city of Longmont’s proposed ban on fracking that is going to voters in November, and one of the state’s most prominent political consultants has been enlisted to lead the effort.