Here are Paul Tweedlie’s answers to Boulder Housing Network’s four questions:
1. Where does housing rank amongst your priorities for the three-year
term you are seeking? What housing policies or programs will you advocate to
include in Council’s 2024-2025
We need to help families thrive in Boulder. Boulder is a very desirable place to live and we don’t want to follow the path of Colorado towns like Telluride and Vail where property prices are going through the roof and out-of-town billionaires are now forcing out millionaires. Affordable housing is key to help families live and work in Boulder.
2. Where and by what means during your three year term should Boulder create more middle-
income housing? By middle-income housing, we mean housing that is attainable to households
earning $80,000 to $150,000 a year.
I propose significant property tax rebates for seniors and families with children.
3. What would you like to tell our subscribers that you will do during your three year term to create housing that is at least somewhat affordable for middle-income residents?
The city should follow the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and annex the 600 acres of land in the Planning Reserve and encourage the development of low-income housing.
4. What are the biggest obstacles to creating the type of housing that
you have just discussed, and what role can City Council play in removing them?
The City can help home builders by reviewing building codes and regulations and getting rid of those which no longer make sense.