“Our progressive governor is from Boulder. So is our progressive attorney general, secretary of state, speaker of the house, and senate majority leader. Is it any wonder why our state is turning into Boulder?
I lived in Boulder since before it was elitist. I learned the hard way what “Boulder values” now mean. It’s sad to see Boulder’s do-what-I-say-ism being slapped onto the entire state. I get why our state leaders are forcing their world view throughout Colorado. They learned it from their hometown.
What I don’t get is why other local governments are rushing to become Boulder. Take Pueblo’s effort to create its own electric utility.
We in Boulder have been dealing with that nightmare for a decade now with a host of unintended, but hardly unexpected, consequences. My favorite being the city trying to annex surrounding housing developments in order to get enough “customers” to make their venture viable. And the endless negotiations to purchase the current utility’s infrastructure under threat of stealing it via eminent domain is worthy of a Godfather movie.
And by the way, nearly a decade later the city still doesn’t own the power system.”
read the entire article
Caldara, Jon. Complete Colorado 19 February 2020.