September 5, 2017
Contact: Sue Prant

Better Boulder Announces 2017 Boulder City Council Candidate Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Better Boulder is endorsing Jan Burton, Eric Budd, Jill Grano, Mark McIntyre and Bill Rigler for Boulder City Council. Better Boulder, established in 2013, advocates for sustainable land use and transportation.

“We believe well-designed density and sustainable urbanism will ensure Boulder evolves into a more inclusive, leading- edge city with a smaller environmental footprint and a more dynamic culture. Our City Council endorsements reflect that vision.” says co -chair Ken Hotard.

  • Jan Burton, is an incumbent running for re-election. She showed alignment with Better Boulder on key issues including smart growth, transit, and low and middle income housing.
  • Eric Budd is a former member of the Better Boulder Steering Committee and is deeply experienced in Boulder politics. He is well versed on housing, growth, and transportation opportunities. Eric is currently Chair of the city’s Landmarks Board.
  • Jill Grano has worked hard to expand attainable housing solutions for low and middle income residents as a Board member of Thistle Community Housing. She’s a supporter of compact, walkable mixed used development along transit corridors.
  • Mark McIntyre owns a local business and is a strong advocate for housing diversity and growth principles. He has a proven track record of advocating for increasing opportunities and safety for recreation and transportation bicyclists.
  • Bill Rigler is the Chair of the Transportation Advisory Board and serves on the Chamber Community Affairs Council. Better Boulder supports Bill’s initiatives on transportation (including Vision Zero and neighborhood traffic calming), economic development, and workforce housing.

“Jan, Eric, Jill, Mark and Bill represent a slate of forward-thinking, pragmatic, and balanced candidates. This group would bring diverse perspectives to the Boulder City Council and leadership on issues including environmental advocacy, social justice, affordable housing, multi-modal transportation and technology,” says co-chair Sue Prant. “We feel they are deeply experienced in problem-solving and will prove to be practical and progressive council members.”