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Beverage Licensing Authority

Due to the City of Boulder’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, our City Manager has canceled all Board and Commission meetings through March 29, 2020

Therefore, the Beverage Licensing Authority (BLA) Hearing that was scheduled for March 18, 2020 will be canceled. All agenda items will be continued to the next BLA hearing which will be announced at a later date.

For all questions regarding the BLA hearing please contact [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


The BLA hears and rules upon applications for licenses for the sale of fermented malt beverages and liquor. The Authority can suspend or revoke such licenses for cause.

The BLA meets the third Wednesday of each month starting at 3 p.m. at The Municipal Building-Council Chambers-2nd Floor, 1777 Broadway .

The BLA consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.

Beverage Licensing Authority Members

Name Email Term
Matthew Califano [email protected] March 2015-March 2020
Alyssa Lundgren [email protected] March 2016-March 2021
Michael Friesen [email protected] April 2017-April 2022
Kevin Mahoney [email protected] March 2018-March 2023
Michael Absalom [email protected] March 2019-March 2024

Upcoming Hearings For 2020

  • April 15th
  • May 20th
  • June 17th
  • July 15th
  • August 19th
  • September 16th
  • October 21st
  • November 18th
  • December 16th