Bob's Beliefs

As an incumbent seeking re-election, I will be held accountable to my record of votes and positions. I welcome that. Since October 2016, I have published a monthly newsletter, the Boulder Bulletin, in which I state my positions openly and clearly, and where I report and explain my votes on the most significant issues. So my record is there for all to see. You can subscribe to the Bulletin by clicking here.

Every issue of the Bulletin is linked below. In addition, my positions and votes are categorized below by topic. While you may not agree with every one of my votes, please consider whether they were made rationally and fairly, based on the facts available at the time.

Past issues of the Boulder Bulletin

2019

August 2019
Retail & tourism, Municipalization, flood mitigation, middle-income housing

July 2019
Flood mitigation, Municipalization, Alpine-Balsam

June 2019
Taxes, large houses, Alpine-Balsam, e-scooters, prairie dogs

May 2019
Municipalization, LGBTQ support, Hill re-vitalization, taxes

April 2019
Harbeck House, campaign finance, homelessness

March 2019
Property taxes, flood mitigation, middle income housing, hate crimes

February 2019
Community survey, homeless shelter, Hill revitalization, walking

January 2019
Hill re-vitalization, Municipalization, opportunity zone


2018

December 2018
Alpine-Balsam, library funding, towing

November 2018
Inquire Boulder, budget, flood mitigation, large houses

October 2018
Sugary drink tax, budget, Municipalization, flood mitigation, large houses

September 2018
Budget, accessory dwelling units, sugary drink tax, flood mitigation, Section 8 discrimination, sister cities

August 2018
Homelessness, retail strategy, zoning, 311 Mapleton, library

July 2018
Accessory dwelling units, height limits, broadband, dockless bike sharing, 311 Mapleton

June 2018
Broadband, fracking, assault weapons

May 2018
Assault weapons, commercial linkage fees, Jaipur Literature Festival

April 2018
Commercial linkage fees, flood mitigation, East Pearl zoning, boards & commissions

March 2018
Budget, Municipalization, Chautauqua shuttle, commercial linkage fees, assault weapons, accessory dwelling units

February 2018
30th & Pearl, Alpine-Balsam, broadband, Hogan-Pancost, homelessness

January 2018
Downpayment assistance, Municipalization, sexually-violent predators, campaign finance

2017

December 2017
Council priorities, sexually-violent predators, beverage taxes, mobile home regulations, library district

November 2017
Mid-term check-in, budget, Hogan-Pancost, affordable housing

October 2017
Ballot, middle income housing, homeless shelter, 30th & Pearl

September 2017
Ballot measures, Municipalization, neighborhood speed management, sexually-violent predators

August 2017
Municipalization, flood mitigation, human services strategy

July 2017
Boulder Measures, sexually-violent predators, Attention Homes, 90/96 Arapahoe, Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan

June 2017
CU South, downtown banks, Municipalization, sugary-drink tax

May 2017
Municipalization, 3303 Broadway, Chautauqua parking, broadband

April 2017
Broadband, Museum of Boulder, height limits, boards & commissions

March 2017
Government regulation, bank ban, commercial linkage fee, flood mitigation, Municipalization, energy conservation, Tantra Lake Apartments

February 2017
Boards & commissions, sanctuary city, co-ops, 3303 Broadway, bear mitigation, council practices, CU South, head tax

January 2017
Council priorities, climate goals, marijuana regulation, sister city, co-ops

2016

December 2016
Municipalization annexation, commercial linkage fees, open space acquisition, HOP Bus

November 2016
Civil discourse, budget, 30th & Pearl, Boulder Community Health expansion, Municipalization annexation

October 2016
Co-ops, camping ban, CU conference center, budget, Municipalization


Positions and votes by topic

Arts, culture & historic preservation

We can and should do better

• April 2019
September 2018
August 2018
May 2018
December 2017
April 2017

Budget & taxes

We can’t keep raising taxes; we have to live with what we have, prioritizing our needs

August 2019
June 2019
• May 2019
March 2019
December 2018
• November 2018
• October 2018
• September 2018
March 2018
December 2017
• November 2017
• June 2017
February 2017
October 2016

Governance & administration

We must be transparent and responsive

April 2019
February 2019
November 2018
April 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
• October 2017
• September 2017
July 2017
April 2017
March 2017
• February 2017
January 2017
November 2016

Health & safety

The number one responsibility of municipal government

August 2019
July 2019
March 2019
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
September 2017
• August 2017
July 2017
• June 2017
• March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

Homelessness & human condition

We should help those who want to exit homelessness, while maintaining a safe and clean community

May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
September 2018
August 2018
ª February 2018
December 2017
October 2017
August 2017
July 2017
February 2017
January 2017
October 2016

Municipalization

There are better ways for us to be climate leaders

August 2019
July 2019
May 2019
January 2019
October 2018
March 2018
January 2018
September 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
March 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016

Transportation

We must support all modes: car, bus, bike, walking

June 2019
February 2019
July 2018
March 2018
September 2017
May 2017
December 2016

Community Profiles