Who is leading this petition effort? Is this just a front for developers?

This is truly a grassroots effort. No one in our group has any financial stake in the airport or in development.

We are a small group of Boulder residents including airport neighbors, affordable housing advocates, and environmental and social justice advocates. We have no ties to the development community and no financial stake in the airport. In contrast, many of the pro-aviation voices you may hear have a direct financial interest in BDU.

We see an airport that benefits the few and negatively impacts the many, including direct and serious impacts to residents’ health and well-being. 

We see the potential for creating a beautiful neighborhood at the site that would advance the city’s goals for equity and inclusion, affordable and diverse housing, environmental quality, public health and safety, and responsible governance.

For us, the choice is clear.