Editorial from Boulder Daily Camera: Vote ‘no’ on Ballot Issue 2B

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If approved by the city’s voters in the Nov. 3 election, Ballot Issue 2B would establish a new program to provide legal representation for renters facing eviction and financial assistance for those who fall behind on their rental payments. Before casting your votes, here are a couple of important points to consider.

Point 1: Housing affordability, particularly with rental properties, is a major issue within the city of Boulder.

Point 2: Ballot Issue 2B would almost certainly make that problem worse rather than better.

As with so many ballot initiatives, this one is very well intentioned. Unfortunately, the way 2B is worded leaves far too much potential for problems and comparatively little in the way of benefits.

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