Month in Review: November 2019 — Yellow Scene Magazine

Published on: November 28th, 2019

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The election that was held on November 5th drew 46.68  percent of eligible voters in Boulder County, compared to 40.99 percent throughout Colorado.

* Statewide Proposition CC, a measure which would allow the state to retain revenue above the state spending cap to provide funding for transportation and education rather than refunding it, was supported by Boulder County but lost statewide. Colorado taxpayers will continue to receive refunds that have an additional $26 to $90 annually for each taxpayer. 

* Other election decisions that passed by a wide margin included one in Boulder where voters supported a tax on vaping products. Voters also supported a middle-income housing support program.

* Longmont voters supported a  new competitive pool and an ice rink. * October 2019 proved to be the snowiest since 2009 with 12.5 inches of powder and a series of wild, single-day temperature swings.

* Erie held listening sessions for its new Town Center development effort. The week-long process was focused on land surrounding the intersection of County Line Road and Erie Parkway including near the library, recreation center, and municipal ball fields.

* The woman who was tasered by a Boulder County officer while fully restrained has filed a lawsuit against Boulder County and several Sheriff’s deputies. She was initially taken into custody for refusing to sign a summons she was given for smoking, littering, and having her service dog off-leash on Pearl Street Mall

* Lafayette’s planning commission approved a preliminary plan, a special-use review, site plan, and architectural review for the Circle Motel property.

* A feud between neighbors escalated when Katherine Cherry allegedly edged a crossbow through a front door of a Longmont home and fired. The resident’s arm was grazed by the arrow and she returned the aggression by wielding a hammer. Cherry was taken into custody.

* Colorado Parks and Wildlife held a meeting in Erie to discuss recent Coyote activity in the area, advising residents on how to respond to any encounters.

* Boulder County will have a new County Administrator position as of January 14th. The position is a major change in how County government is structured and will supervise several departments that previously reported directly to commissioners.

Small Talk

“Implementing year-round sheltering for our most vulnerable residents in Longmont this year was a big win for us and our community.”

– Joseph Zanovitch, Executive Director of HOPE

“This is a situation that puts us (in a place) where we are unable to provide service daily in the way  that we should.”

Pauletta Tonilas, RTD spokeswoman on potential cuts in service due to a shortage of oper


“Illegal Pete’s always has been and always will be a Colorado company. Even as we continue to grow out of state, with two locations in Arizona and even more out-of-state locations planned in the future, we’ll always call Colorado home.”

Pete Turner, Illegal Pete’s founder and president, announcing that the company would move major operations back to Colorado

“The cycling community has a big challenge ahead of us: we must save what has been created as a safe, community-driven yet internationally recognized, venue for all levels of bike riders.  We have received verbal commitments from a number of people interested in the investment but still, have a ways to go before raising the full amount of  $1.750M. This is a grassroots effort and we need all cyclists interested in protecting this asset to help!” 

Cari Higgins, spokesperson for the effort to raise enough money to prevent the pending sale of the Boulder County Velodrome.

By The Numbers

 

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