For Sale: Boulder City Council

The Daily Camera reports:

Some Boulder residents are crying foul over bundles of checks being offered to some City Council candidates by supporters of a controversial development …  in the weeks before a final vote on the property’s area plan.

The Camera printed my comments in the October 25 edition:

Voters often want government to provide the impossible: benefits with no trade-offs. For instance, expanded government programs, lower tax rates, and a balanced budget — all at the same time. This is another example. If you approve of politicians dictating how developers may use their property, do not be shocked or outraged when developers “invest” in politicians for permission to develop as they please. As P.J. O’Rourke observes: “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”

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