Help Preserve Open Space Lands by Attending and Speaking at this Important Meeting
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street, 3rd floor
Sign up to speak: Outside the meeting room, there is a sign-up sheet. 3 minutes of speaking time for an individual & up to 10 minutes by pooling with 3 others. Some talking points are listed below.
This is a critical meeting. The Boulder County Commissioners are considering removing the designation of Open Space from selected Boulder County Open Space trail corridors (this includes Twin Lakes!), where e-bike access is deemed appropriate. The implications of this proposed change are enormous for the entire County.
Please come and urge the Commissioners to leave our Open Space trail corridors in Open Space. Open Space is protected and paid for with our hard earned tax dollars.
There are 41 miles of trails covering ~ 153 acres that could be affected by decisions made on Thursday. Please make an effort to attend this meeting and speak. Each speaker will get 3 minutes to speak. Speakers can pool time up to 10 minutes.
If you cannot make the meeting, writing a letter is an important way to get your voice heard.
Help Preserve Open Space Lands by Attending and Speaking at this Important Meeting
The Boulder County Commissioner District 3 Candidates Forum/Meet and Greet is Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District Community Room at 6230 Lookout Road, Gunbarrel. The event will be sponsored by Greater Gunbarrel. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
Each candidate will be given five minutes for opening remarks to address why they decided to run for Boulder County Commissioner and what county issues are most important to them.
After the opening remarks, a moderator will ask questions to each candidate and each candidate will be given three minutes to reply. The order in which the candidate's reply will be rotated so each candidate has a chance to go first, second, and third in the order, they respond to the questions. The questions will be provided to the candidates ahead of time. During the forum, candidates are welcome to take notes on what the other candidates say but candidates will not be given time to respond to answers from the other candidates. At the end of this question session, two or three additional questions will be asked of the candidates from questions submitted on index cards by audience members. A panel will select the questions from those submitted from the audience. All questions will focus on issues relevant to Gunbarrel.
LET THE ON-LINE BIDDING BEGIN!
The Greater Gunbarrel community and local businesses have generously donated a number of items for our TLAG's 2018 On-line Auction. Take a look, and bid on that item you never knew you always wanted. All proceeds support TLAG and it's mission in protecting the zoned rural-residential look and feel of our neighborhood and adjacent lands; and to preventing the terrible precedent of using county-owned Open Space for city annexation to enable development.
HOW TO BID
Go to https://www.accelevents.com/events/tlag2018 beginning at 8am, August 15. Continue bidding and shopping until 5pm, August 25. You can bid online or by text message. And you can donate to TLAG without buying anything as well. The auction site will inform you if you are outbid to give you the chance to get the items in which you are interested.
Come Eat, Enjoy Beverages and Raise Funds for TLAG!
TLAG members have file a lawsuit to preserve the rural residential look and feel of Gunbarrel, which is the core of TLAG’s mission. TLAG AND ITS MEMBERS NEED YOUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION!
To that end— CAFÉ BLUE will host a FUNDRAISER Saturday, Sept. 16 from Noon to 3p.m.
TLAG is asking for a $20+ per person donation for lunch and reduced priced beverages. Come by and learn more about the lawsuit, socialize with your neighbors and help preserve open spaces in Gunbarrel! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
TLAG, as a direct beneficiary of this suit, is supporting it in every way—most importantly through FUNDRAISING! We need to raise $35,000 by the end of October 2017!
The Boulder County Commissioners will deliberate and then vote on the changes to the BVCP and the IGA. The meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at 1325 Pearl St. in the 3rd floor hearing room.
The Boulder County Planning Commission will deliberate and then vote on the changes to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at 1325 Pearl St. in the 3rd floor hearing room.
URGENT: Preserve the 4-Body Review!
Planning Commission (PC) and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a joint public hearing on all matters related to final approval of the 2015 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Major Update (Docket BVCP-15-0001) pertaining to Boulder County, including policies, text, and maps, and proposed CU South land use map changes. The scope of the hearing will also include renewal of the Comprehensive Development Plan IGA between Boulder County and the City of Boulder (IGA-17-0001). The Planning Commission and BOCC will accept both written and oral testimony. The hearing will include a staff presentation, staff answering clarifying questions for the Planning Commission and BOCC.
Deliberation and decision making will not occur at the hearing. Planning Commission’s decision meeting regarding BVCP-15-0001 will take place on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. and the BOCC’s decision meeting regarding BVCP-15-0001 and IGA-17-0001 will take place on July 26 at 4 p.m.
For more meeting information and speaker sign up, visit the following: https://www.bouldercounty.org/property-and-land/land-use/planning/bvcp-2015-boulder-valley-comprehensive-plan-update/
Even after months of public comment, our elected officials are moving forward with a Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan that STRIPS the rights from County residents! The BVCP has turned into the “Boulder City Building Plan!”
Voting on this final draft is coming up QUICK! Next TUESDAY, May 23rd, 6pm, at the City Municipal Building (1777 Broadway) will be the LAST opportunity for PUBLIC COMMENT on this plan, with a VOTE for adoption from the City Planning Board scheduled for Thursday the 25th! The City Council will vote on June 13th.
Read it for yourself! Here's the link to the “New” plan with redlines so you can see the changes: https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/REDLINED_BVCP_2015_Adoption_Draft_May_23_2017-1-201705152108.pdf?_ga=2
We need everyone to come to this meeting to voice your opinion of these drastic changes in Boulder’s future! If you can’t attend, please continue to write to the City and County boards: http://www.tlag.org/write-a-letter/
WHERE: City Municipal Building (1777 Broadway)
WHAT: Final Public Hearing on the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan before May 25 adoption vote!
CALL TO ACTION - WE NEED EVERYONE TO ATTEND!! Even if you can't be at the whole meeting. Numbers are everything!
CRITICAL MEETING for all who can attend: County Planning Commission hearing on the land-use change requests for Twin Lakes properties.
WHERE: County Hearing room, 1325 Pearl Street, third floor
WHEN: Tentatively 1:30pm, but there is discussion of moving this to the evening so more people can attend.
WHAT: In this meeting, the planning commissioners will hear NEW testimony for the Twin Lakes properties. Additionally, written testimony will be provided directly to the CPC.
The Twin Lakes land use is docket item #4, so it will be another long meeting. New public testimony will be taken!
MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT here (click on Public Comment and scroll down to the submission form).
SPEAKER SIGN UPS HERE:
You can sign up to speak here as an individual and with poolers here. (Let us know if you need a pooler.)
BVCP Future Choices Forum for Gunbarrel (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) at Boulder Preparatory High School (5075 Chaparral Court #1). This is a meeting to discuss future development and other items (like jobs/housing balance) with BVCP staff. If you cannot attend this meeting, there is a Forum survey
TLAG community meeting (4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m.) at the Boulder Rural Fire Department Board Room, 6230 Lookout Rd. This is an opportunity for anyone to get updates from the TLAG board in preparation for our hearing on the 18th. We can discuss speaking topics, how to sign up for speaking at the meeting, procedures, etc.