Forty-one years ago the residents of Boulder undertook a bold experiment: they approved a referendum that raised the sales tax, to buy and manage parkland in and around the city. Since then, they have voted three more times to tax themselves for open-space protection. The result: 130 miles and 45,000 acres of open space and pristine wilderness at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—boosting tourism and attracting an influx of environment- and health-conscious residents. … Back to Article
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