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Boulder: Legal barriers to USA Pro finish on Flagstaff Mountain unlikely
Boulder City Attorney Tom Carr says he believes the city manager can waive a ban on competitive events on Flagstaff Mountain in order to allow the USA Pro Cycling Challenge to finish its Boulder stage there.
Former City Councilman Steve Pomerance warned the Boulder City Council on Tuesday that it may face a lawsuit from residents over the decision to allow the race on city open space if it doesn't pass an ordinance specifically allowing the race, and even then, it might be in violation of the charter.
As part of a discussion about managing the high-profile race's potential impacts, Carr said he did not believe a new ordinance would be necessary, and that the ordinance could be waived by the city manager.
City Council members expressed continuing support for hosting the race on Flagstaff but asked Open Space and Mountain Parks Director Mike Patton to keep working on plans to limit the impacts, including taking steps to prevent people from camping out on Flagstaff the night before the Aug. 25 race.