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Heads Up! - Oct. 5, 2017

October 5, 2017

Dear City Council Members,

Regional Housing Strategy scheduled for Oct. 17 council meeting
On Sept. 29, elected officials from across the county attended the Community of Hope Summit to review, discuss, revise and commit to the adoption of a Regional Housing Strategy. On Oct. 17, a resolution will come before City Council asking for the city’s commitment to collaborating with regional partners to address the issues of affordable housing. Each community will pursue strategies that best address individual community housing needs toward reaching the regional goal. The Council Agenda Committee would like to remind council members that the draft strategy is available here and that your comments and input are requested by the end of the month. The strategy was initiated by the Regional Housing Partnership comprised of representatives from the City of Boulder, City of Longmont, Boulder County, Boulder Housing Partners, Longmont Housing Authority, and Boulder County Housing Authority.

For more information, contact Jay Sugnet, [email protected], 313-441-4057.

Advanced Mobility event scheduled for Oct. 18
The City of Boulder and the Boulder Chamber are sponsoring a free panel discussion and open house called “Advanced Mobility: The Future of Transportation” on Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canyon Theater in the Main Library. From ride sharing services to cars that “talk” to one another (“connected vehicles”) to autonomous vehicles, this event will showcase new and emerging technologies and begin the conversation on how they will impact travel and opportunities for advancing the community’s sustainability and climate goals.

The open house (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) will feature vendors on the leading edge of Mobility as a Service, autonomous vehicles and telecommunications, as well as examples of electric vehicles and electric bicycles.

The panel discussion (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) will feature an introduction from Mayor Suzanne Jones and presentations and conversation with speakers from Uber, Lyft, the National Renewable Energy Lab and Easymile. An event poster is attached.

For more information, contact Kathleen Bracke, [email protected], 303-441-4155.

Regards,
Jane

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