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New proposal to clean up hill area
Members of the University Hill Commercial Area Management Commission, which acts as an advisory group to the Boulder City Council, are working on a proposal this month to make a giant leap in the effort to revitalize the Hill.
The commission working on the proposal wants to create a new form of a sanitation district on the Hill that will hopefully be cheaper and more efficient for the Hill's business owners and residents.
The proposal may also include creating a more environmentally safe way of trash collection, maybe even to the point of making the Hill a zero-waste district.
The proposal may mimic some current hill businesses trash collection like Cheba Hut Toasted Subs owner Matt Clark-Johnson's, who co-owns a few dumpsters with four other businesses.
"What was 13th Street Cafe, Shipping on the Hill, Cheba Hut Toasted Subs, Off-Campus Cuts, and The Onion are utilizing these containers together as opposed to having separate containers for all five businesses," Clark-Johnson said. "This allows everybody to compost and recycle, and also makes it cheaper for everyone."
To help make the trash removal more affordable for everyone, the commission will be asking the City Council to support a mill levy as a part of the proposal. This new tax would be paid by the owners and residents of the Hill.
City Council will most likely review the proposal sometime early next year, hoping to get voter's approval and votes in the next year or two.