Horsey Garden NEWS Boulder Equestrians to be Paid $500 Per Day to Resume Equestrian Activity

Boulder Equestrians to be Paid $500 Per Day to Resume Equestrian Activity

By Sarah MillerBOULDER, Colo.

(CBS4) — A group of bikers, equestrians and bicyclists are gearing up for their annual summer equestrienation event, but they aren’t just coming for the summer.

They want to make a difference in the lives of the homeless, too.

The Boulder City Council is scheduled to consider a bill that would pay homeless people and the disabled a minimum of $500 per day to return to their daily routines.

It’s called the Equity for the Homeless, and the money would go toward providing housing and services to the homeless in the Boulder area, as well as to provide for those in the homeless community that are currently receiving services, including transitional housing and other services.

In addition to the equestrial and equestrino camp, the group would also be providing medical and dental care, meals and transportation to those in need.

The bill has been sponsored by City Council member Jennifer Taylor, who said it would also provide additional funds to pay for equipment and services needed to maintain a healthy and safe environment for those on the streets.