Your voice is needed at two very important Boulder County Commissioner events August 10 and 17.
The Boulder County Commissioners are considering putting affordable housing funding on the November election ballot. The two measures would create a stable source of funding for affordable housing. This is an incredible opportunity.One ballot measure would renew the open space tax, and the other would repurpose an existing tax to use for affordable housing. Together, these measures would create additional revenue of about $9 – $15 million per year to apply to proven affordable housing and supportive services strategies. Currently the Boulder County Housing Authority has a funding gap of about $20 million. Roughly 58% of Boulder County renters are “cost-burdened,” meaning they put more than 30% of their income toward rent, according to a 2018 report from the nonprofit Community Foundation Boulder County.
Click here for more information on the ballot measures.
1. Thursday, August 10, 5:30-7pm
Town Hall at the East Boulder Community Center (in person)
WHAT: Boulder County Commissioners Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2023, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive in Boulder
HOW: All are welcome to attend, no R.S.V.P. necessary. Questions can always be sent to email@example.com, as well.
2. Thursday, August 17, 9:00am
Public Hearing at Commissioner’s Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St. (Zoom or in-person)
WHAT: Boulder County Commissioners’ Public Hearing on 2023 Ballot Measures
WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: This hearing will be offered in a hybrid format. Attendees may participate virtually via Zoom, or in person at the Commissioners’ Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder. The Public Hearing can be attended in person (1325 Pearl Street), online via Zoom, or by phone.
HOW: REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
- Virtual Attendee Link: https://boco.org/BOCC-2023Ballot
- Call-in information: 1-833-568-8864, Webinar ID: 160 404 9536
- In-Person Comment Registration: https://boco.org/InPerson-2023Ballot
- Written comments should be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday, August 15, using the online form.
Don’t miss this chance to get measures to fund affordable housing onto the November election ballot!
For further information and opportunities to support housing in Boulder County, please visit our good friends over at the East County Housing Opportunity (ECHO) Coalition.