1. a thing that spoils or damages something. 2. Vacant, underutilized & sub-optimal Spaces
This photo series highlights vacant and underutilized areas of the city where redevelopment could build homes for people that are currently suffering long commutes to get into town. I started the #BoulderBlight hashtag on October 9, 2019 in an effort to atone for welcoming people to work in this town which lacks adequate housing options.
Let’s consider Boulder’s city council candidates and how they feel about growth. The candidate’s positions fall on a spectrum of wanting intelligent growth, not wanting growth and some who would like to shrink Boulder, eliminate jobs, and preserve the town for the privileged elites who’ve made it here. Anti-density politicians who claim to care about the environment are the most hypocritical drivers of city policy.
In the decade I’ve lived in Boulder, my small business has grown to twenty people. Not all of us can afford to live where we work. There are some who consider my business to be part of the problem. But being lucky enough to live in Boulder has transformed my preferences, from tolerating being stuck in my car for hours a day, to finding the benefits of choosing to ride my bike rather than drive. Many of my currently commuting co-workers would like to be able to live like this.
We loved our local Prairie Dog, he was our neighbor, and we would often leave veggies outside his burrow. He was the Puxatony Phil of our little community. Maybe we fattened him up too much, maybe he got lazy, because today he got killed by an Eagle. We will be sad to see him go. This Eagle took him and was in the process of eating him while a magpie tried to get in on the meal: