Gov’t watch: April 3, 2024

What your local elected officials are up to: fireworks stands, civic area historic district and electrification town hall

Courtesy: City of Boulder

Boulder City Council 

At the Thursday, April 11 virtual meeting, council will: 

• Hold a public hearing and vote on whether to adopt the Civic Area Historic District, which would include Central Park and five surrounding city-owned landmarks, including Boulder-Dushanbe Teahouse and the Glen Huntington Bandshell. The historic landmark designation would add a level of design review for exterior changes and new buildings through the City’s department of historic preservation. In January, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board unanimously opposed the district, citing the red tape it would create. In February, the Landmarks Board recommended the approval of the district in a 4-1 vote. This portion of the meeting will be more than two hours long. 

• Discuss the Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate all crashes that result in serious injuries or fatalities by 2030. The city adopted Vision Zero in 2014. 

Boulder County Commissioners

On Tuesday, April 9, commissioners will: 

• Hold a public hearing and make a decision on whether to disallow temporary fireworks stands in unincorporated Boulder County. The land use changes would impact two stands in Boulder County that are currently allowed to sell fireworks for no more than 42 days in the year. Written comments can be emailed to planner Attend virtually at or register for in-person comment at

On Thursday, April 11, commissioners will: 

• Hold an in-person town hall at 5:30 p.m. (1130 Kestrel Lane, 1st Floor, Louisville) on electrification focusing on resources and rebates for homes, businesses and vehicles as well as the county’s own goals for buildings and transportation. 


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