Better Boulder was pleased to recommend Michael McKenzie in our recent letter to Council. We feel Michael offers extensive career and professional context within the field of housing, passion for the topic, and has clear goals for participating on the HAB.

Additionally, we feel that it is important to have another renter on HAB. Renters, with their insight into difficult housing searches, rising rents, and dependence on landlords for adequate property maintenance, are critical to understanding community housing challenges. Homeowners are currently well represented on HAB, as well as on Planning Board and Council.

Better Boulder believes that representation matters. We advocated for equitable board appointments reflecting Boulder’s overall population, which is comprised of over fifty percent renters. We believe Michael will help to personify some of the voices that are currently missing – and that we need to hear.