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Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel halts work after member’s removal by city council

Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel has temporarily stopped watchdogging internal investigations into officer misconduct, halting one of the city’s primary ways of ensuring police officer accountability through civilian oversight. The decision came after the Boulder City Council voted last week to remove one of its members, Lisa Sweeney-Miran. The removal followed allegations…

Boulder’s summer race circuit: From Pearl Street to the trails

Feeling the energy of a local race is one of those things considered a staple of summer in Boulder, whether we’re racers, spectators or just stuck in the ensuing traffic.  Last week marked the kick-off of the summer race season with the Dash & Dine 5K around the Boulder Reservoir, which…

ADUs will soon be easier to build in Boulder

The Boulder City Council on Thursday, May 4, unanimously approved new rules that will make it easier for homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, which are smaller living spaces in backyards, basements or garages. The changes are part of an effort to increase housing density in neighborhoods zoned…

Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel will consider suspending its work following removal of one of its members

Members of Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel are considering suspending their review of internal investigations into officer misconduct, an indication that the politicized appointment process that culminated in the removal of a panelist this week could jeopardize the city’s civilian oversight of its police department.  During a regularly scheduled meeting on…


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