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August 26, 2020


Jimmie Simmons

This story is not unique to Boulder, and sounds all too familiar. In addition to the reactivation of our neighborhood associations, and all of the above solutions, our university city/wretched little village now allows a deed restriction. A homeowner designates his/her property "single-family" and sells it as such. Further, the NA's proposed a "no-more-than-two-unrelated" occupancy rule for landlords that City Council approved about ten years ago. These moves forced the University to provide on-campus housing. Our "Hill" benefitted from these measures. (The sports problem remains).

Bill Briggs

Hi Vivian --

As one who has memories of Boulder and CU even more distant than yours, I truly enjoyed your reminiscences. I think there is one major omission in your tale of how we got from the 1970s to 2020: it's athletics, a major contributor to the party school image, to the alcohol culture, and to the general demise of CU as an institution at which (undergraduate) education is a priority. Perhaps we should collaborate on that story. Thanks.

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