Archive for October, 2007
A new web site and blog, www.bouldercarbontax.org/, will keep watch on how the city of Boulder uses new tax revenues to try to lower the city’s carbon footprint.
Boulder-based journalist and blogger Amy Gahran is partnering with Adam Glenn, a New York-based journalist, to run the site thanks to a $90,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and its Knight News Challenge, which funds new digital media initiatives.
Boulder, which passed its new carbon tax last November, is expecting to raise close to $900,000 annually, so clearly it’s a good idea that the new site will provide a public forum to allow citizens to comment on exactly what is being done with their tax dollars.
Gahran, an experienced blogger, told the Boulder County Business Report, “We’re going to get a bunch of people with different perspectives. We’re going to throw some discussion points out there and synthesize that discussion into blog posts. We’re using the blog for some more traditional ‘shoe-leather’ reporting that Adam I will be doing.” The Business Report story says Gahran hopes to involve other bloggers from Boulder’s business community on the site.