Local Gov’t 101

Courtesy City of Boulder


Who you gonna call?

Every link, phone number and email address you need to email council, request translation, watch live meetings and more.

Who’s in Charge?

  • What does the city manager do?
  • Who hires who?
  • Department heads: Where do they fit in?
  • Home rule: What does it mean?

Civilians in the City

  • Boards and Commissions
  • Working groups

Direct Democracy: Power to the People

  • Initiatives, Recalls and Referendums
  • City vs state: Whose rules rule?

Public Participation: How to Play

  • I have a complaint: Where do I go?
  • Wait, what’s a neighborhood liaison?
  • How do I contact city council?
  • Participating in government meetings

Leer en español – El ABC de gobierno local

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