Danish, Paul D.


Title
Danish, Paul D.
Creator:
Danish, Paul D., 1942-, interviewee; Gordon, Joyce, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2006
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ABSTRACT: In this wide-ranging interview, Paul Danish talks about forty-five years of involvement in public life in Boulder and Boulder County, including such his years as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado and a member of student government, his work as a newspaper reporter and columnist, his tenure as a Boulder City Council member, and a Boulder County Commissioner.

 

Topics: father’s work in Denver as a chemist and a Geiger salesman, Boulder in the 1960s, Colorado Daily newspaper (job as editor, political controversies), University of Colorado Student Government Vice President in 1967-68 (Forty Points for the future platform, naming of the Alferd Packer Grill), political philosophy, reporting for Town and Country Review, Boulder city councilman, residential growth control ordinance (The Danish Plan), gay rights legislation in Boulder in the 1970s, ending alcohol prohibition in Boulder, building of the Boulder Justice Center, Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, controversy over commercial development east of 30th Street in Boulder in 1977, factors driving up price of housing in Boulder, socioeconomic demographics of Boulder, gun control, work for Soldier of Fortune magazine, unsuccessful primary run for the Colorado Legislature in 1994, 1995/1996/2000 campaigns for Boulder County Commissioner, primary election system, election fraud,  Boulder County land use regulations, Boulder County Open Space, growth and development in Colorado, transportation problems and solutions, fluoridation of drinking water, legalization of marijuana .

 

Subject:
Danish, Paul D., 1942-
Fuller, Timothy M., 1943-.
Kopel, David.
Lefferdink, Allen J.
Packer, Alferd, 1842-1907.
Pudlik, John H.
Rautenstraus, Roland.
Schwartz, Allen.
Westdyke, Bob.
Commissioners Colorado Boulder County.
Danish Plan.
Land use Colorado Boulder County.
Open spaces Colorado Boulder County.
Politicians Colorado Boulder.
Student newspapers and periodicals Colorado Boulder.
Transportation Colorado.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Boulder (Colo.) Newspapers.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1438
Copyright:
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