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Boulder cops to enforce codes

City of Boulder officials announced this week that they have given the police authority over certain areas of code enforcement.

On Oct. 10, the Boulder Police assumed responsibility for quality-of-life code enforcement items, which officials say will streamline service delivery to the community.

That code enforcement had been handled by planning and development services (P&DS). P&DS will continue to enforce building, housing and zoning codes.

The police will oversee areas like noise, trash, weeds, sidewalk snow removal, outdoor furniture, smoking, wood burning and littering.

Residents can report violations to the police department’s non-emergency dispatch center at 303- 441-3333. For general code enforcement information, residents may call 303-441-1875. For a complete list of new codes enforced by the police department, visit

Panel on 2H set for Friday

A presentation by proponents of Ballot Question 2H, the measure endorsing the end of corporate personhood, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

The event, being held in the Creekside Meeting Room in the Boulder Public Library, will feature remarks by retired federal government attorney Judy Lubow and Denver attorney and activist Gina Hardin. Lubow, who has lived in Colorado for more than 30 years, is a producer for independent radio shows. Hardin is chair of Colorado Common Cause and serves on the management team of Yes on 2H.

CWA brings in CEO

The Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum is bringing the new president and CEO of ONE. org, Michael Elliott, to the University of Colorado Boulder campus Oct. 19-20.

ONE is an international, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease worldwide. Elliott is an award-winning journalist and editor.

There will be a free talk with Elliott at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The talk, entitled “ONE. org: Asking for Your Voice” will take place in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.

One Lafayette grants $41,950

On Oct. 4, City Council awarded $41,950 to 21 local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance for Lafayette residents.

Funding was provided from the 16th annual “One Lafayette” Grant Program.

Winners included Sister Carmen, Meals on Wheels, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence, Clinica Campesina, Saint Benedict Health and Healing Ministry, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Voices for Children, Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County and Rocky Mountain Legal Center.

Other winners were the WOW!

Children’s Museum, the I-Have-A- Dream Foundation, Bobcat Football, Centaurus Band Boosters, Community Action Development Corp., Courage is Change, Project YES, Audio Information Network, Peanut Butter Players and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts.

Road work along Arapahoe

The City of Boulder Transportation Division has begun construction on the $1.5 million Arapahoe Avenue (Folsom to 30th) Multimodal Improvements Project.

The project is expected to last six months and will provide multimodal enhancements such as a multi-use path on both sides of Arapahoe from Folsom to 30th streets, transit enhancements — including a westbound bus-queue jump lane at 28th Street and bus stop amenities — and additional bike racks and landscaping.

During construction, typical work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.