At long last, Boulder approves new co-op housing ordinance

After a year of deliberation, including thousands of citizen comments and four marathon public hearings, Boulder at long last finalized and approved a co-operative housing ordinance early Wednesday, bringing to a close one of the most contentious and drawn-out community debates in the city's recent history.

In a 7-2 vote at 1 a.m., the City Council passed an ordinance that sides with most of what co-op advocates have pushed for since the public process kicked off last January. The ordinance will be formally adopted on fourth reading as part of the consent agenda for the council's Jan. 17 meeting, City Attorney Tom Carr said.

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