Davis, Joel C.

Davis, Joel C.
Davis, Joel C., 1936-2013, interviewee; Plass, Timothy W., interviewer; Rucker, Leland, videographer;
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In 1965 Joel Davis, age 29, was the youngest person elected to the Boulder City Council up until that time. He served on the council for two years. In this interview he discusses the city climate at the time and how the issues of growth and growth control have played out in Boulder in the intervening years. In particular he mentions the use of sales tax to purchase open space and to improve roads. He also discusses the city manager form of government under which Boulder operates and the collegiality and relative simplicity with which the council operated in the 1960s as compared to today.
This interview is part of a series of interviews done with City of Boulder government officials.

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Davis, Joel C., 1936-2013.
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